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Belvedere Update 29

Another site visit and few new pictures. The trees are greening up and the house is getting harder to see but here is the view from the road. It is difficult to see but most of the railings are in, and the stone is pretty much done on this side. The cast stone tile is in for the upper terrace. There is a lot of it. They are waiting on a few trim pieces and then install of that stone can...

Belvedere Update 28

It hasn't been long since we've had a post about Belvedere but we've got a few cool images we thought were worth sharing. This is the tower ceiling now complete with LED lighting and giant chandelier. The lighting makes a huge difference and the finish is incredible. A small electric winch is concealed in one of the beams allowing the light to be lowered to the first floor for lightbulb changes. Pretty neat. The plaster work on the underside of the helical...

6718 Residence Completed!

We've posted extensively about this project as we've encountered some interesting snags along the way. I won't cover all that but here are the links to the previous posts if you are just starting to follow along or if like us, it has been long enough that you don't remember everything that's happened that a look at the following: Intro, 1, 2, 3, 4. We'll wait while you check out those other links...

324 Residence Complete!

Most people think that moving walls is a big deal even when it isn’t. These clients were not those people. There is hardly a wall that wasn’t moved, modified or removed altogether as we turned a cramped and divided starter house with an illegal car port into an open, bright and comfortable home with a large 2 car garage. Having reluctantly moved to the suburbs 22 years ago, they were ready to downsize and eager to get back to sights...

Belvedere Update 26

Another Belvedere post! We are now into the finished stuff. The stone front porch with brick edge is done as is the water element next to it. There is some beautiful stone work just on these two parts and they make a great introduction to the house. The stone fireplace install continues. The hardest part is done. The main mantel is one large piece and weighs around 1800 lbs. It was rolled into place using rigging and a cart made from...

5400 Residence 5

Here we are at present day! Trim is complete, the arbor is just about done with the exception of a few small pieces as is the siding and the doors and windows. It is looking great and with the nice weather, hopefully we can get it painted and mostly wrapped up. The interior is ready for paint and trim. In the photos below you can see the operable platform and it's opening in the loft storage space. Operated by...

6109 Residence

Framing is done! This is a great space, we've been referring to it as the "cathedral" and we can't wait to see it with drywall. Even from the exterior it is an imposing structure. Siding and trim. This is really the only spot from the front of the house where you can tell anything has been added. Cedar siding looks so great when it is first installed. Great little project and we're excited to see it...

Belvedere Update 25

This is a long post, so get ready because there are some cool things in it starting with this first pic. There have been delays due to site work and details but the bridges are finally on site. The steep site requires a unique installation path. To get the bridges to the downhill side of the house they were lifted over the entire house and lowered carefully into place. They actually approached the limits of this crane not due to weight...

Cost vs. Value Report 2013

There are a lot of factors that influence a future remodeling project but resale value seems to be at the top of a lot of clients' minds at the outset whether they are looking to live in the home for another 10 years or if they are interested in selling in 5 years. Whatever the reason for the project this is a question that we are often asked and this link is a fantastic resource.  Remodeling Magazine: Cost vs....