Just about the time the house was being shingled, the truck arrived with douglas fir windows from Quantum Windows & Doors – and in they went. Some windows came mulled together such as this triple-window for the front bedroom. The windows at the front have true divided lights with a single horizontal rail to look like double-hung that the house used to have. The new windows are all casement or fixed.This is the door jamb for the 18′ wide multi-slider at the back of the house – almost the full width! The minimal jamb width for such large panels helps to maintain a clear view. I love the giant redwood tree outside in a neighboring lawn…helps with depth perception : ) Triple X! – so no one walks through the glass during construction. The door panel width was determined by the location of the deck (the width of which was partially determined by the neighbors) so that the deck railing would align with the door jamb. Each panel is 6′ wide to achieve a 12′ opening to the 12′ wide deck. Even at that width they are easy to slide – called ‘lift-slide’ because they lift up slightly to roll on the track, and then drop back down to stay fixed.Here is the edge of the deck and the door jamb….…and the doors and fixed panels at the top floor. These full-height doors are a view-capturing 9′-3″ tall. The house was slightly glowing with the cedar shingles and doug fir windows….in need of a few months to cool down in tone and some accent color. The front half of the roof was given slate shingles, and the bay windows were painted to keep it simple. (it works out well but I’m not yet in love with the paint color. . .) A view up at the front. Look at the teeny window for the bathroom, open on the right! Stay tuned – more to come!
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Here were in front of
the ugliest house on the nicest block a bungalow in San Francisco. This may not be a true bungalow, or one you would’ve found in a Sears & Roebuck catalog back in 1915. However it is from 1912 and has a low, sad dormer, some brackets, exposed rafter ends, and shingles. Random thought is that it was built the year the Titanic sank, and as we started demolition the Italian cruiser tipped over – this must mean good luck! We can’t modify the front too much due to its age and status as a potential historic resource. Around back there is a flat-roofed segment of the building added in two parts over the years. The garden is filled with beautiful roses and other flowering plants from the former owners. The lot slopes down away from the house and the views are far and wide: This view is from the top floor. That tree doesn’t bug me. At the top floor back of the house is a dormer similar to the one at the front which doesn’t really do the view justice – Part of the remodel involves extending this top floor to accommodate larger master bedroom suite that open up to the view, while maintaining roofdeck space for plantings and star-gazing. The view pans around and up to a nearby hilltop. Inside we’ve got the usual suspects: a somewhat vintage kitchen with some appliance ‘updates’ that result in a jumbled room – with potential, of course. The kitchen floor is classic! I think my grandmother had the same one: Downstairs is some more flooring – and typical ‘basement’ paneling from the 60s or 70s: Upstairs another vintage find is some loud, splashy wallpaper – great to wake up to but try falling asleep: We’ve got big plans for the house so check back soon for more – in fact, demo has already begun and all the stuff seen here has been passed on to places and friends for reuse – be green! – (shutters, doors, lights, appliances etc) including me: I kept the front door and plan to make a table out of it : )