Monthly Archives: January 2010

..pac heights progress..

Things are buzzing along, the crew is staying dry inside while the rain continues.  I did a drive-by today to take some photos and see the tile on the wall…wow.  This glass tile is in the master bathroom – ‘Repose‘ by Waterworks…no grout yet.

The main hallway: We’re using the original picture rail as a guide for establishing the tall door heights. (8′-4″).  Other doors – closets and bathrooms, will be shorter.  The bay window below – not a great place for a fireplace!  -but a good nook for a construction catch-all.  I don’t think the shutters will last the remodel, but there is something interesting about this scene.

A tv niche over the fireplace (the two have become rivals for our attention).  The cove around the fireplace is being patched. 

The slate tile floor is laid but not grouted – it gives the room a sense of geometry.  At right, the stubs for the kitchen island.

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starting the finishes…

It’s something (scary?) to see the drawings jump off the paper and into real life: the entry stair gets the gridded walls we laid out.
The rooms are coming together and some early finishes are being installed, like tile and stone.

Chicken wire!  And pavers from American Slate.  (there’s radiant heat below, so it won’t freeze the feet..)

Bathroom floor marble tile (upper) and glass wall tile (lower).

Below: when the old brick fireplace was removed we found that the it used to vent directly into the attic: there is NO existing chimney!  The new gas fireplace will go in the same location-with a chimney.  At right, a new 8′-4″ door opening looking out to one of the original doors being reused.

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