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sonoma farmhouse

to the studsThings are looking skeletal in Sonoma as the farmhouse is stripped down for rebuilding walls – insulating, plumbing, electric and new window / door locations. Above is a view into what was the bathroom and dressing room. old farm houseLike an open-air pavilion, the existing roof hovers above the completely open floor – seems like it wants to lift off! In the far end will become the great room – living / dining / kitchen. sonoma additionHere is a look at the beginnings of the master bedroom addition. On the upper right is an attic window that may become a fort for the kids. new additionThe addition will be connected to the existing / old house by a glass hallway, framed here. It forms a small recessed area perfect for plantings. wine country farmA few weeks later, plywood on the framing starts to give shape to the addition – a simple gable structure, which seemed appropriate for this house and its locale. The low gable seen to the right on the old house will be rebuilt to match the pitch of the addition roof. farm house remodelA look from inside at the master bedroom gable wall.  There will be two windows stacked vertically. me in sonomaHere I am standing on a heap of soil outside the house – not my typical site-visit attire! (we were on the way home from a casual weekend trip and we dropped in)

Stay tuned – more to come!

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built-in cabinetry

[Photos taken from toddler eye-level.]  Among other finishes, the custom cabinets were installed in the master suite remodel this week – now it really starts to take shape!  These are vertical grain douglas fir cabinets by Perfect Fit Cabinet Shop in Redwood City.   They’re a shop with really great guys who do all custom work – no website yet.   I love the clean look of cabinetry before the handles/pulls are installed…I better choose wisely so it doesn’t look too busy!  Countertop being installed next week. The shower tile was installed – a mix selected by the owners and I from Heath Ceramics.  I think it almost has a camouflage color scheme, with blue thrown in!  Glass enclosure to be installed soon…  The floor tile is ‘bateig blue‘ limestone, from Ceramic Tile Design.  Weird shadows going on here…A simple built-in desk at the top of the stairs, between the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom built-ins have flip-down storage spaces at the top so the remotes (clickers) will work with the dvd, cable etc from across the room.  Bamboo flooring being installed tomorrow!

 

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master suite remodel: cake

I couldn’t help but think that slicing into a house is much like cutting into a cake, the inner layers and color are revealed.  It’s been a while and much progress has on the master suite remodel.  (are we in the final stretch?)  The exterior is starting to shape up, windows installed, new cedar siding at the ‘cut / slice’ area, and Hardie plank siding around the rest of it.   The interior has been sheetrocked (actually painting has started this week but no photos yet) and all windows installed:  why would a view like this be blocked? I found 2 options to put on the 2 left windows up to the same line as the 2 right for waist-level privacy:  either Gila or  3M via Window Solutions.

Holly Park in the distance, and fog creeping in on the left.

The distant view out of the vanity window on the left, and on the right, the more immediate view outside the bedroom window:  well at least the bedroom now has a window = light, ventilation, escape!  View below, from the bathroom. 

Unpainted dormer and windows.  ‘Wet area’ shower / tub have wonderboard and are ready for mud, tile, grout.   –  More to come soon!

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