Perspective

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324 Residence

This project has been going for a while but for some reason we haven't gotten around to a post about it. In the next week or so I'll get you caught up to whats going on now. Here we go! This is the house. Typical of the style of a lot of houses in the Waldo and Brookside area with steep roof pitches and multiple intersecting planes and brick and stucco. The house, like many built around that time...

2019 Residence 2

Siding and trim are up. Looking pretty great. The addition certainly defines the entry and adds a focal point to the house. The trim panel stands out nicely already but once painted the accent color it is going to really pop.  None of the siding has been painted yet so you can really see the difference between the siding and the metal corners. These metal pieces finish off the corners and replace the historic battons  This leads to...

324 Residence 4

We are at that point in the project where things seem to slow down. Electrical and plumbing is moving along but not a whole lot changing from the exterior. The only exciting news is the new window installation. Along with the windows there is also the skylights. For the first time you can see why we really wanted to add the pair of skylights over the stair to the second floor. Not only does it let a lot of...

324 Residence 3

Forgot about the slab! Here is it, the contractor did a great job, nice smooth clean slab.The two steps bring you up to the first floor elevation. The new door from the exterior will also enter at this elevation. Framing is underway! The garage is starting to take shape. And here it is framed. There were some interesting challenges in connecting to the existing house. In order to clear the garage roof we changed the slope of the...

324 Residence 2

The last post covered some of the variance process, now we can get into the project a little more. Below is the same rendering. The biggest change to the exterior of the house is this addition that is made up of two garage bays with storage and the expansion of an existing bedroom above. We felt it was important to break the mass of the garage down from the street side. Not only does this make it more pedestrian scaled but...

Belvedere Update 22

A little update on Belvedere! Stone work on the patio is moving along. The columns are all have stone now, as well as the outside of the pool. Tile work on the inside of the pool has started as well. You can also see the fantastic view of the lake. On the interior, trim work continues. Below is a shot of the doors to the lower terrace from the gathering room. Ignore the "stunt" doors and look at that lovely mahogany...

Belvedere Update 21

The upper patio is starting to come together. The masons are hard at work on the main walls and the lower seating walls. As you can see from this photo and from the one above the view is incredible. For safety there will be a very minimal guard rail and planting barriers but for the most part the view will be pretty much just like this. Here you can see one of the seating walls around the fire pit. Imagine sitting...

Belvedere Update 20

Another site visit our at Belvedere. Blue tarps are gone from the front entry but all of the beautiful cast stone is now covered in pink foam to protect it for the rest of construction. Progress continues on the exterior stone and cast stone and upper terrace.  The bevel is also cut on the perimeter cast stone. The waterproofing and tile is installed in the screen porch. Any water that goes through the screens will drain out behind a trim piece and...

Sexton Screen Panels

Following the conclusion of the stair project (check out one of the posts here) We worked with the Sextons to develop an updated landscape plan that better fit the way they use the outdoor space. The  adjacent house has a raised brick paver patio that looks directly onto their deck and front door. They sent us a few images of asian art that they liked  and we came up with a scale of panel that looked good on site and...