Perspective

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New Project Introduction

Another RDM project starts construction! Welcome to the 1232 Residence! We are removing an existing screen porch and expanding the family room and adding a fireplace and a screen porch. We are also remodeling the kitchen and making some changes to an upstairs exercise room.  The rear of the house is oriented around a very large brick paver patio that Rick designed for them back in the 80's. Our addition plays off the series of brick planters and uses that...

I Love My Kitchen

September 15, 2011 By Mindy McDermott, Marketing Advisor * "I love my kitchen." I say this every week if not more often. Even after all these years (10 to be exact). There are so many things to love about it - the unbelievably quiet dish washer, the spice rack in the drawer, the huge pantry with pull-out shelves, a window over the sink, the extra-deep counter tops for plenty of work space. A place for everything and everything in its place is...

Belvedere Update 10

A lovely day for a site visit yesterday, Mike and Rick went out to look at a few things and check up on the progress as the framers finish up. Here is a slightly different view of the house, to the left of the garages there will be a third smaller bay added. This has been left out for now to allow access to the rest of the site. This bay will help to balance out the master suite that extends...

Custom Stair Install 3

It's done! Ok, its not quite done but by the time most of you see this it will be. This stair has turned out better then we could have imagined and the client is ecstatic about the change to the space that happened just by changing the stair. Hurst construction has done another amazing project for us, the fit and finish to this stair is amazing especially considering the modifications that had to be made to the stair as it...

Belvedere Update 9

We've got some roofing felt on now and a few windows installed. The windows in the tower are especially nice to see them in. They are looking great. This is looking up from the center of the main stair. The rafters will be wrapped and a wood ceiling will be install between them spanning the blocking that you can see now. This is the start of the helical stair being constructed on site. A wall is constructed and the layers of plywood...

Belvedere Update 8

Let's start with a view from the new driveway location. The roof sheathing is just about complete so you really can get a feel for the shape of the house now. We used a 4:12 slope on almost every roof to keep the height from going over the Lake Quivira height restrictions but also to give the house a more horizontal feel even with the towers at the drive and lake side. This also means that during site visits when...

New Addition

Congratulations are in order to fellow RDM'er Matt Lero & his wife Sara on the birth of their first child on Friday night. Baby Isaac weighted in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. & went home yesterday with everyone healthy & doing well. ...

About Your House with Bob Yapp – Video

In going through photos and files during the building of the new website we came across a VHS tape of an episode of About Your House With Bob Yapp that featured the Ellis residence that RDM completed back in the late 90's. Filmed over the course of 2 days the video, which featured historically sensitive renovations, shows some great shots of the house and a short interview with Rick. We had the video transferred to a dvd not long ago...

Belvedere Update 7

Another site visit to take a look at some roof framing and to see what's been going on since we were there last. Roof framing and sheathing is cruising right along as you can see from the pictures. Below is the view you'll see coming in the new drive. The temporary gravel drive has been built up quite a bit above where the new drive will be. The garage doors below are actually framed up higher as they will have...