mid-century remodel….construction

STEEL!  Here are a couple of beams ready to be installed in the ceiling/roof of the mid-century house, so we can remove most of the walls in the living areas.  (quick reminder: this project consists of [2] buildings on a lot – a single family house, and a 4-unit apartment building on the other end.  as part of the project, the lot was split into 2)

It’s exciting to see these big structural pieces arrive so the spaces can start to take shape.  Below is a slot cut in the ceiling for one of the steels where the rafters crossed.

The sheetrock crew is up in the apartments on their stilts, mudding and taping the walls.  (There’s still evidence of that robin’s-egg blue that was throughout the buildings, seen below.)

Boxes of tiles in various colors and shapes from Heath Ceramics in Sausalito.  The outside of the buildings will start to shape up soon – windows arrived this week.  Sliding doors from IWC were installed in the apartments last week.  (we don’t love the curved handles and will swap them out!  it seems the ‘standard’ is almost always less preferable)

Another fairly foggy day so the view isn’t visible – but it’s a beautiful one.  We chose a dark bronze anodized finish to give them more contrast and accentuate the lines in this geometric 50s building.   Below, at the house, we’re closing up one of three garage doors to create living space – a new footing will be poured.  Who needs three cars?   Stay tuned!

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