Thursday, October 29, 2009

Its Shaping Up

Well, the windows have to be cleaned, lights have to be installed and a few touch ups are jet to be done, but it is already looking quite spiffy.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Painting Painting Painting

Our painters were working hard today on the exterior. It is turning out beautiful. Everybody is happy; the homeowners, the painters and us. And these shots were taking at a cloudy moment. The building was radiating in the sun.

even redder in contrast

You can see the darker color of the main building mass next to the red library box.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The first splotches of red are appearing on our"red boxes". Aaaaaaaghhhhhh. Gorgeous.
The top caps for the roof were going on today as well. They are still missing over the red area. The undersie of the red boxes are going to be red as well.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The first hint of Red and Cabinetry

We started today on the exterior painting. But as we don't have pictures of it yet, here is a shot from the hallway. The curved ceiling above the staircase coming up to the second floor received the same red that the exterior library volumes will too. The painting here is obviously not done.

We stopped by the cabinet maker again today. This is the piece that goes into the hallway. As a matter of fact it fits into the same hole that you see in the picture of the last post below.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Colorful Colors

Can't help but to show you some more of the colors. The pictures are a bit fuzzy, but they still make us smile. The image above is a look into the hallway. You can see the bookcases missing and the flooring. It's going to be magnificent when it is all done.

These are two of the girls' rooms.

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Finishing Touches

We stopped by our cabinet maker today. We had been messing around with the details of the simple shelving boxes for the library. We ended up with a reveal detail that made him and us happy.

The first bits of color are appearing. This is the beginning of one of the three bedrooms. Each of our client's three girls picked their own color scheme with us.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

did you see the "RED" ?

We mean red. These are the exterior color choices. We spent some good time yesterday with the client and went over the color scheme. It's going to be drop-dead gorgeous.

A Good Look

Here is a good shot of the current state. As you can see, we are missing the caps on the roof parapets and the top of the awning. Also keep in mind that the exterior color is yet to change. The little box sticking out from the wall as well as the volume housing the library in the rear is going to be red and the main part of the building is going to be of a darker color.

Solar Thermal Panels Installed

The Solar Panels were installed. As you can see there are two of them. They are being hooked up to the plumbing system with a holding tank and back-up electrical heater. They will supply the hot water for the entire building. The cost of the system will be offset by the lack of utility bills within a few years.

Watch a quick and dirty YouTube clip on it. (We are no cinematographers here, but give it a try!)

Solar Thermal Panels Installed