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Originally posted on ADU: A Design Undertaking:
We spent all day Monday working outside. Tuesday the professionals arrived and finished. To prepare for the excavation work that will begin on Saturday I have to get all of our belongings clear of the backyard and stored away. We have chickens. I like to garden. This is a task that sounds easier than it is. Take a look. This all has to go:
“So many bees in a nest” is how the general contractor described the sub contractors and progress on the job site this week.
Sheet rock was hung and is being taped now, the copper roof with skylight for the sauna/outdoor shower area was installed, the exterior stairs are being poured along with the landing today. The house is taking shape in a way that denotes completion, one can see it coming to life more substantially now. Note the photo’s where the ipe vertically hung siding is visible. The copper will be shiny like a penny for just a few days before the salt air takes over turning it a darker color quickly.
We are in our 9th month of the extensive remodel of a 1969 home on the ocean in Manzanita, Oregon.
The very slightly pitched flat membrane roof is on, Kolbe CVG fir interior and clad exterior windows were installed, the ipe soffits are up, copper flashing is on, wood burning rais fireplace is in, electrical, sound system wiring, rough in plumbing, insulation is done, the radiant floor heat is being installed, the deck framing is up, sauna and outdoor shower has been framed out and the ipe siding is about to commence. The home is starting to take shape in it’s appearance. An absolute jewel box it will be.
SBaird Design just completed this kitchen and 3 baths for a home in SW Portland. New oak floors, wall colors, cabinets, counters, lighting and opened kitchen to dining room. New tile, plumbing fixtures and cabinets in baths.
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Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.
Things - by Dr. Crane
Most of us are sensitive to our surroundings. Beauty cheers and ugliness offends and the love of beautiful things is entirely without regard to their cost.
We may have to be poor, but none of us have to live in ugliness.
I will not pass my days with unspeakable wallpaper nor with table and chair and cupboard that shout at me, every time I look at them, the gospel of commonplaceness, cheapness and daftness.
Do not tell me you cannot help it and cannot afford it and all that. Whomever loves beauty requires the beautiful.
The soul spins it’s own web, secretes its own shell and blessed are those that hunger and thirst after beauty for they shall be filled.
My book case, my pen, my rugs and my lamp talk to me every day and I want them to say something worth while.
SBaird Design chose the window treatments throughout the home mainly grass window shades lined, had oak floors installed in the main living area and the upstairs office, refaced the fireplace in the sitting room, remodeled the master bath and helped to define the wall colors.
This is very exciting, I love it when I find that one can replicate a look that is timeless and appropriate in many locations while keeping an eye on expenses.
While the mounting surface is aluminum in the less expensive version and the alternative is brass, I believe that saving that much money can be well spent elsewhere…possibly placing an upgraded bulb with filaments showing would be a nice touch.