This one is between the studs, right on the inside face of plywood sheathing. It will eventually get covered up with insulation, but will remain as a beautiful time capsule of how our team figured out the details of a sleeping nook. At our Amarillo Avenue Residence, with Augie Peccei of Coast to Coast Development.
This one is sketched, passed around, nailed to a stud between two different kinds of insulation. This is art in itself. At our La Donna Avenue Residence, with Chris Brooks at CB Builders.
Building a new second floor meant gaining a view like this from the upstairs bedroom. Worth it? We think so. At our Gilbert Avenue Residence.
And this is just the driveway.
At last week's site meeting for the Amarillo Avenue Residence, it was great to see that the top of the nearby persimmon tree will be framed by the clerestory windows in the master bathroom. The framing stage of construction is always very exciting, because what we've been designing and drawing for so many months finally starts to be real spaces in which we can stand, observe, and study. The site has come a long way since the slab foundation was poured a few months ago.
Framing is up at our La Donna Avenue Residence, and you can start to see how the kitchen and living room spaces will feel. The skylights at the top of the vaulted ceiling will wash the wall with warm light, just as they're doing in this photo.
This is a shot of the perimeter foundation at our Amarillo Avenue Residence. The mat slab, which will be the base under our first floor radiant system, will be poured next week. It's nice to see the outline of what will become the house and the garage.