Perspective

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Deck + _ 3

The outdoor kitchen was expanded during construction, adding the leg to the straight run to give them a little more space for cooking and seating. The stucco and the cut stone top are in. Looks awesome. A shot of the large arch, now in stucco as well as the columns. The deck and the trim are mostly installed and the rail is the next major part. With the dry-below system we are able to have a finished ceiling...

Belvedere Update 34

More progress on the exterior. The pool is filled and the rest of the plantings are in. The path to the dining room has also been fully planted, including between the pavers. This is going to look even better as those start to fill in. Another view of the patio showing how dense the plantings are and a hint of the great view. Gutters (copper half-round) and downspouts are in, as is the exterior lighting and the screens. The upper patio paving system...

Belvedere Update 33

It hasn't been that long but things are cruising now so here are even more pictures! We'll start with the interior. First thing you notice going into the house is this incredible waterjet cut natural stone medallion installed in what is already a beautiful floor. You can see a bit of the stair, one of the only things that haven't been stained and finished. There is a custom curved piece mahogany that we are waiting on before the final trim can...

Belvedere Update 32

Progress, progress, progress! Grading and plantings and lower retaining walls are coming together as we get closer to the finish line. The outdoor spaces are going to be incredible on this project. This house is all about views of the lake and the many outdoor spaces let them enjoy them from those views from throughout the site. More outdoor spaces below. The outdoor kitchen and the courtyard outside the dining room complete the outdoor part of the project. We'll post more pictures when...

Deck + _ 2

Things are moving quickly on this project. The main roof and skylights are up and it is looking amazing. Adding a screen or covered porch can cut off a lot of natural light from your living space. We always suggest strongly that at least one skylight is added to restore that natural light. This particular client agreed and we ended up with some large skylights that still allow a view of the sky from the living room windows. ...

New Project – Deck +

A quick intro to a new project we've got under construction now. An existing and poorly constructed composite deck wasn't large enough and didn't fit the lifestyle of the current homeowners. (It looks a lot nicer in the photos, trust us) Below is a pair of renderings we prepared that show pretty much where we ended up. Not only is the deck larger but a large portion of it is covered by a conventional roof and with a polycarbonate...

New Project ! 2019 Residence

We finished up the design work on this project about a year ago but construction is just now starting. Below is a photo of the existing house. It is a typical Prairie Village house that we are going to transform inside and out. By adding a small first floor addition we create a platform for a large addition on the upper floor for a new master bedroom. The additional first floor space allows for the extension of the overhang...

Belvedere Update 31

Belvedere keeps moving forward! Site work continues and little by little the piles of material are getting smaller. The third bay of the garage is ready for stucco and the adjacent retaining wall is done. Final colored coat of stucco is on and looks great. The screen porch is stuccoed as well and the screen frames and wood paneling will finish off that side of the house. The wrought iron railings on the adjacent deck are in and now the roofing...

Custom Steel Railings

Took a trip down to Pascal's shop to check up on progress on a little railing project we are doing. Fabrication is well under way and the railings are looking great. All welded from steel tub and solid bar these are heavy and very sturdy. They are connected to the wall with a beautiful little bracket we worked with Pascal to design but you'll have to wait to see those until the end. On the bottom right is the template...