castro corner house

mannequin phone niche plaster detailabout a year ago we were on location shooting a short film at this construction site of our castro project. above is a stunt double taking a break during filming. (our film was nominated for 6 awards, and won best musical score). painted stucco sidingwe had so much fun with this project: great clients we worked closely with to see each nook through to the final details. we are scheduling a professional photo shoot soon … the following is a look back toward the end of construction.  painted window trimabove photo shows the options of painting the slim wood trim the same color as the Marvin window cladding (dark bronze) – or white. we chose the option on the left. enclosed tv cabinetin the living area we selected an Ortal corner gas fireplace, above which we had a challenge to locate a TV.  the goal was to hide the TV but also to disguise the cabinet as much as possible so it didn’t scream ‘doors here!’. we designed a bi-fold / pocket door cabinet that operates on a Hawa track system. the very talented ‘wood whiz’ carpenter JB customized the track to fit the cabinet depth and built the doors with planks that wrap around the sides.hardwood flooringrandom width hardwood floorthe owners wanted the floors to have a rustic quality. we worked with Restoration Timber and settled on reclaimed plain sawn white oak, that has knots and worm-holes through it. they loved the look. we ordered an even mix of widths 3″ – 5″ – 7″. redwood slabhere is a thick redwood slab that the contractor had lying around, and the owners purchased from him for a bathroom sink counter. it worked perfectly in the room and contrasts well with the other finishes.custom wood countertopthe same wood worker JB who built the tv cabinet was originally brought in to build this wood slab counter for the island. it’s composed of solid 3″ thick white oak, also sourced by Restoration Timber. JB perfected it in his shop and installed it on site after the cabinets were in. white shaker cabinets are from Cabinets & Beyondnative trails sinkthe concrete farmhouse-style sink is from Native Trails. rocky mountain hardwareother details, like the cabinet pulls from Rocky Mountain Hardware above. rustic doorwe found the new entry door at a local door shop, and it works with the exterior (it did get stained darker) and has a small peep-door built into it, to replace the one that was in the original front door. on the right, in a gabled part of the ceiling over a bay window, we clad the ceiling in painted lathe pulled from the house.

stay tuned – more to come!!

 

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  1. Ted McElroy III

    Excellent work!

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  3. so exciting to see the inside of the house. i drive by the house every day on my way to the office the castro. so many cool details.

    • mcelroyarch

      thanks for your comment! glad you like what you saw 🙂

      • i’ve been dying to know what you guys had been up to since you all had been doing work far longer than a traditional nip/tuck paint and carpet style redo. i kept scratching my head dreaming up what in the world was going on in there. clearly you guys have been busy and it shows. really love your work, i have countless shots of your projects saved in my inspiration folder on my computer.

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