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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