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1232 Residence Update 7

A site visit and some new pictures to share! The slate roof installers are organized and starting work. Using a list developed from the computer program they gather the correct sizes and colors and using the motorized trolley, stage them on the roof. It is slow going on the first couple courses because of the exposed rafter tails. To avoid punching through the tongue and groove decking, slots are cut in the tiles and copper straps are used to reach...

1232 Residence Update 6

I stopped by this morning to clarify a couple details with the contractor and to see what's going on. Before we get to the progress, I wanted to share this photo that we didn't get posted before Halloween. The neighbor decided that the porta-potty needed a little holiday spirit. Fantastic. Yesterday morning the slate arrived for the new roof. The company they worked with used a computer program to match the existing slate color and pattern. They submitted a...

1232 Residence Update 3

Making quick progress on the 1232 Residence, framing is getting close to complete, stucco starts next week. It is starting to take shape. In order to keep the homeowners in the kitchen as long as possible a temporary wall has been erected until all the exterior work is done to the point that the expanded family room is weather tight. With doors and windows going in it looks like that point isn't all that far away. ...

1232 Residence Update 2

This project is moving along so quickly we're going to take a little jump up to present day and try to keep up. Exterior framing is getting really close to being wrapped up. We've got a couple more posts to set and then all the sills and screen frame. The chimney and the fireplaces should be framed by the time most people see this. This is the one of the really fun parts of construction. In the course of a...

1232 Residence

A quick update on this project, the floor slab is in and the brick corners are in and look great. Demolition is starting on the house, removing the bumpout at the kitchen to put in the new structural members that will span that new much larger opening. The mason, Rick Roos and Greg from Hurst Construction discuss the new planters that will be added at the screen porch and adjacent to the garage. We just got a project album...

Belvedere Update 11

Here are just a few images from the Belvedere site from the last site visit. The roof was about 3/4 done, by now I'm sure that its done. Getting some roofing on there makes a huge difference and starts to make the project more real. In this photo you can really see the depth of the roof material and the great shadows it creates. It is a product that we haven't used before, an asphalt coated steel roof, that has some...

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...

Custom Stair Install 2

The glass has arrived and the stair is bolted in place. Ian and his guys had to make some on-site modifications to make it fit but its in for good now. Below, Ian, Rick and Greg make the first ascent. There is a bit of fill and sanding left to do and the stringers will be painted to match the wall color and the treads and railing will be stained a mid to dark brown. We'll stop by and take...

Belvedere Update 6

Look at that view! Mike and Rick went out to the Belvedere site late last week to check up on progress. As you can see below the second floor decking is under way. Below left is standing near the future screened-in-porch, looking out over the firepit. Below right is standing on the balcony overlooking the great room, views of the lake abound. Below is the master bathroom framing. Standing in the great room, looking out over the upper...

RDM takes home another award!

Last week while Rick was away KC Magazine held their annual Design Excellence Awards. Mike and Matthew showed up at the new J.E. Dunn headquarters downtown to represent RDM Architecture and hopefully pick up an award. We submitted the Sun Room Addition (http://www.rdmarchitecture.com/blog-whats-new/dogs-and-architecture.html) and took home an award for Architecture_Exterior! Former RDM employee Jerad Foster and his crew, who built the entertainment unit pictured above for the project, picked up an award for that as well making the project...