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Flip Flop House: The Flip Flop Part!

This is a highly anticipated and exciting moment for the Flip Flop House!  The flipping and flopping doors!

Our clients for this house love all sorts of art – so we gave them this fun and unique way of displaying their art.  As you can see in the photo in the link above, one side will be painted white to match the rest of the exterior, while the other side will hold art.  Depending on the clients mood, they can turn the art to face the inside of the home, or towards the exterior.  Thats sooo Venice ;)

Part of the fun (for us) with these doors has been figuring out how to execute the idea.  We came up with a design, and the contractor helped us find the perfect hinge – and voila!  Spinning doors!

They are made out of an aluminum frame, so that they would be light, yet strong:

Installing the doors:

Here’s that beautiful hinge that allows for the flipping and the flopping:

Next step is to clad the doors with wood:

We are so looking forward to seeing these guys in their full spinning glory!  (It’s as if I can’t get enough of that photo! ;)

Flip Flop House: We’re back!

After a blogging hiatus, we are back to report on the progress of our projects!  The time we spent away from posting was filled with change, although much of the changes to the Flip Flop House were not majorly visible.  Now, we are picking up speed and making major, obvious changes to the house!

The channels for the fixed glass handrails are installed:

The stainless steel waterproofing around the deck edges has also been installed:

When it rains, water will flow from the deck into these “water troughs”, and they will carry it to the points of the building where we have drainage to the exterior of the house:

Isn’t this a good looking (Fleetwood) front door??

Here is the wiring for just the audio and visual components of the house!!  (I just watched Tangled last night, and all of these wires are quite remeniscnet of Rapunzel’s hair.  I totally recommend the movie by the way!)

Here is the home base for the main electrical panel:

More excitingness to come….

Fire Sprinkler

Flip Flop House: Sprinkling the Fire

On site this week, we had to work with the fire sprinkler guy to lay out the, guess what?  Fire sprinklers.  : )  This was actually much harder than you think – trying to get them to align to the lighting while keeping to code was not child’s play!

Eventually, we decided on a layout that works for both us, and the fire marshall.  Peace all around.

Thought you might want to see the rough in for the floor outlets:

On Tuesday, they were still working on the glass template:

The waterproofing and flashing is done around the edges of the decks.  They have also installed the shoes that will hold the glass railing:

Corner sliding doors are really brilliant.  When the doors are slid all the way to the other sides, there will be an large, unobstructed view of the ocean!

They have begun installing the rough in for the shower controls.  Here is the master shower that will get beautiful Dorn Bracht shower controls:

The lovely toilet flushing system:

Until next post…

DBA on Local Celebritys Blog

Awesome: Hayvenhurst House on Local Celebrity’s Blog!

Another sweet blog that DBA follows is Local Celebrity’s.  We love their sense of humor!  Needless to say, our wardrobes include many an LC tee.

To our excitement (and surprise!), the cool guys over there at Local Celebrity blogged about the Hayvenhurst House (or Encino Renovation as you may know it)!  We are honored guys – keep up the coolness : )