The framing is almost complete on the condo project. You can walk through each unit and see the layouts, the rooms, the windows. Lately I’ve been digging through the jobsite to secure some of the remaining old redwood framing to reuse on the interior. Much of it has already been reused in new wall framing.We set some of the windows pretty high because on this urban lot the views are really up and out, not down (into adjacent yards / clotheslines). There’s the fog rolling in – but this western view shows the amount of light that will pour in. The future’s so bright, [you] gotta wear shades. This top floor view looking south to a distant hill. There will be wall-to-wall multiple-sliding doors in this opening out to a small deck. Most of the condos are duplex (two-floor) setups with the living spaces on the top floor and bedrooms down below. Given the choice we opted to provide better views and light to the rooms where you typically have your eyes open… This window looks up the street – makes for a nice perspective drawing. Some various scenes out of windows showing the range of each condo’s views. Above are shots looking down a new stair and a long skylight above another stair.More to come!
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Views: this is urban living so we see our neighbors and that’s part of the experience in a city we love. Duboce Triangle condos, well into framing. The exterior walls have been significantly peeled away to pick up views, bring in light and create outdoor decks. This is the new third floor that was inserted in the upper area of what used to be a double-height space. The brick church and steeple dominate this southeast view.
Urban archeology: when we cut open the massive wall on the east side we discovered there was a green building behind it. Hi neighbor! The cut area will provide a recessed area for windows and a small deck on the lower level. Looking west, much of the perimeter wall has been cut away for new decks and windows, leaving this remnant segment. Not only will this create comfortable interior living spaces but it’s improving the neighbors’ experience by reducing the overall massive bulk of this building. Here is another west view at the surprisingly symmetrical arc of Buena Vista Park. Another view to the west, toward Corona Heights with the summer fog starting to roll in…studs! Reused old redwood framing in a future hallway. Here’s a view of an existing alley between this and a neighboring building toward the street. The photo was taken from a new deck that was formerly a solid property line wall. Looking out the front of the building which is located at a T intersection. This is a section of the existing fascia that was removed as part of the remodel. Some interest has been expressed in this mistakenly described ‘historic’ element, which as seen is nothing more than chips of wood tacked on to evoke dentils. Nothing more than a painted wood wafer…..….for the birds! More to come!