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laurel heights remodel

The whole-house remodel in Laurel Heights is sailing along…  Above, a view into the kitchen space with the new angled ceiling we achieved by pushing up into the 30″ of empty attic space above.   The new stairs to the lower floor are on the left.  A few weeks later and another view into the kitchen and down the hall with new skylight; cabinetry by Cabinets & Beyond.  The island will be a dark finish contrasting with the perimeter cabinetry.  Windows are from Andersen. Here’s how the fireplace in the living room looks now, actually looks good as just brick! But it will be tiled over soon.  The master bathroom looking toward the tub / shower combined area, over the course of a month or so.  This was formerly a split bathroom (toilet separated from sink/tub) like many older San Francisco homes have.  There’s a new skylight above, and the window at the tub will have a privacy film put on it.  The 1×1 mosaic glass tile is Oceanside “Veil”; we chose this as part of a fairly neutral palette in this room, along with 12×24 porcelain floor and wall tiles.  This is the walnut vanity cabinet for the master bathroom built by Stephen Day Design.  The pullout storage on the end was dreamed up by the homeowner so she can have a place to hide toilet paper rolls facing the toilet, and additional storage facing the sink area!  It’s great to have clients who step in to help design their space (often seems to be in the bathroom!).

The floor tile for the powder room is Italian Calacatta marble from Ceramic Tile Design.  The pattern came arranged on a backing, and will be trimmed down for installation.The back of the house with the squared-off upper floor with asymmetrical windows in the bedrooms.  The lower floor was opened up with french doors and atrium windows over the doors (high ceilings down there!) which will open onto the deck.  The basement has a pair of doors into it.  More to come!

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mid-century remodel

Where have I been?  The blog took a hiatus in December, so now it’s time to start tracking the projects again – we’re off to a running start in 2011.  This 1959 building left alone for a few decades is now waking up.  [nice blaring parking sign, and unpainted vents etc]  Here’s a quick recap of the facade up to now: I was inspired by a photo to try a green & brown earthy color scheme at the front, but we never loved the brown.  The Eichler color chart is mostly earthtones – though this is clearly far from an Eichler, not even a Likeler!  The tiled area to the lower right was intended to be a material ‘accent’, and after many suggestions were scratched from my list we settled on the 8×16 ceramic tile in ‘lavagna mood’, a purple-grey from Ceramic Tile Design.  Once the tile went in it was apparent that the brown had to go, so we matched the garage area in paint, just going up yesterday.   I drew this simple steel planter to fill in some of the corners a the facade, and eliminated the red brick planter.  The steps to the front door will be tiled soon.  The interior is almost finished – Lots of shapes in the light fixtures – the George Nelson Cigar bubble lamp, a flying saucer-shaped pendant from PLC, and cylinder pendants at the kitchen.  Details left to do, including a dark outlet plate @ the peninsula!  [alas, we had to go with a track for the kitchen pendants due the steel beam in the ceiling…]Walnut kitchen from City Cabinetmakers, 2×12 tile from Heath Ceramicstriangle tiles from Heath Ceramics behind the double-wide sink… & the drought-resistant garden seen from the new first floor bedroom.   More to come!

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walnut, tile, etc

The kitchen cabinetry is being installed – custom walnut built by a carpenter here in San Francisco.  I prefer the ‘true’ brown tone that walnut has over other woods.  Not too yellow, not too red, so it won’t compete with the greenish floor tiles – or art, furniture, etc.

The island with space for stools sits opposite the counter at the wall.  There will be open shelves in front of the windows (no real view out them so it’s OK); the only upper cabinets are to the side above the refrigerator.  A range and hood will sit in between the windows.. can’t wait to see it.

The space for the refrigerator and surrounding cabinetry.  The penny-round tiles (almost the color of old pennies!) are in the hall bathroom outside the kitchen.  More penny rounds – white – in a guest bathroom seen below.   Shown next to the entry steps clad in the same slate as the kitchen/family room.

The built-in bookcases in the Dining Rm are of MDF and poplar, built into 3 sides of the room.

We’re waiting on a fire-rated window in the Dining Rm. . a little snafu with the paint color. .

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