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Week 42.1: then, they stopped and staired

After three weeks of ladder-climbing, we finally have stairs again. Behold—the 13 steps!

The 13 steps.

The 13 steps.

The stringers—white, wooden bands on each side—support the risers (and, soon, the glass handrail), conceal the step profile and draw the eye up to connect with the base of the middle volume structure. Here, the thick, White Dove line transitions to a stain of Enduring Bronze and continues along the bottom edge of the volume toward the opposite end.

Step off…

Step off…

Step on!

Step on!

The risers—steel supports and bamboo treads—are an open design that allow light from the main living area to pass through to the east side hallway. In addition to this very well-thought out functional aspect, the openness also manages to create the illusion that the individual steps are floating.

Step off…

Step off…

Step on!

Step on!

Initially, Will and Matthew had explored the possibility of wrapping the steel supports in some of the remaining bamboo flooring in an effort to avoid pricey treads. Unfortunately, that approach didn’t pan out, so it was off again to Lumber Liquidators for another order of Supreme Bamboo (the kindly folks at Lumber Liquidators folks had them shipped overnight at no additional charge).

The end result, like so much else about 1133, is a perfect balance of form and function.

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Week 21.2: into the white

White box.

White box.

White Dove (with a touch of Red Clay).

White Dove (with a touch of Red Clay).

The calm before the overhang.

The calm before the overhang.

Week 21.1: an update from Will

12.6.08

12.6.08

Awoke this morning to an email from Green Bottle Will:

…….

hey roy + liane_

have you visited the oc-17 house lately?

the painters plan to work on sunday to re-spray the front steel rafter tails and do touch-ups around the house. monday, they plan on painting the wooden rafter tails. also on monday, the roofers plan to install the master bath roof and have the gutter and side pieces for the dining room installed.

tuesday, the glass installation starts (temporary stops will hold the glass in place until we can trim them out; the installers will also seal the windows from the outside around the frames).

on wednesday, if possible, i would like us all to meet in order to discuss lighting. and, we also have another possible solution for the upper balcony that we’d like to discuss.

that’s all i have for now. let me know if you have any questions.

have a good weekend.

_
w.

…….

So there you have it—a partial agenda for next week.

Today though, busy day ahead…

…which includes a trip to DirectBuy (yuck) to order our appliances (yeah!)… but, perhaps first, a stop by the house to see the latest and greatest… but only after lunch at Pho Que Huong (18A without nuts, please) and checking out that Aldi.

Week 20: gobble, gobble

I caulk the line.

I caulk the line.

As the short Thanksgiving week began, the painting and plumbing and HVAC-ing continued…

…and then…

…the glass for our windows arrived!

Glass and the friendly plumber (not Joe).

Glass and the friendly plumber (not Joe).

We’ve decided to go with the glazed.

IGUs—or Insulated Glazing Units—are “a set of two or more sheets of glass spaced apart and hermetically sealed to form a single glazed unit with a space between each sheet.” Cost-wise, they’re a bit more up front than the standard stuff; but the savings we’ll ultimately realize from lower heating and cooling costs should offset that and then some… and then some more (and then some more).

Glazed please (no sprinkles).

Glazed please (no sprinkles).

They should start going in next week… as soon as the White Dove dries on our steel spacers.

Also on the window-wise agenda in the coming weeks, the long-awaited enlargement of the wee dining room window. And just before we headed off to Mobile for a nice long Turkey Day weekend with Père & Mère & Uncle George, we spied Will and Matthew from Green Bottle Workshop discussing the resizing particulars with “Rudy the Roofer.”

Just a wee bit more…

Just a wee bit more…

And lastly (but certainly not least-ly), the ladybugs were back! In droves.

Continued good luck?

As long as they don’t bite.

Ladybugs!

Ladybugs!

Spot the sunning ladybugs.

Spot the sunning ladybugs.

Week 19.1: White Dove

OC 17 (aka White Dove) to the left.

OC 17 (aka White Dove) to the left.

While the painters continued to caulk and seal, we met up with Will and Matthew to view the three whites in action on the west side of the house; and, after much debate and deliberation, we arrived at our choice—Benjamin Moore White Dove.

Actually, it was almost impossible to spot the difference between the White Dove and the two strips of white that surrounded it on the Hardie Board. So, after referring back to the swatch book, we thought that its (ever so) slightly warmer tone would nicely pair with some of the darker browns we’re (possibly) using on the deck and entry-piece.

Painting starts Monday… wrapping up (fingers crossed) by Thanksgiving Eve.

Week 18: awaitin’ the paintin’

Brilliant White. Snowfall White. White Dove.

Brilliant White. Snowfall White. White Dove.

As the painting peeps started prepping 1133 for paint, we got together with Will and Matthew and one big Benjamin Moore swatchbook, and selected three whites: Brilliant White. Snowfall White. White Dove.

Which paint will we pick for the painters?

Stay tuned…

[Update—November 18: We’re goin’ with the White Dove!]


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