We are finally onto the finishes at The Diplomat condo remodel. Right now we started to lay down the Royal Mosa tile flooring and paint. The column in the middle has some lighting hidden at the top and will be finished in grey Venetian plaster.
We began construction on our first high-rise remodel a month ago and we are now starting framing and electrical work. Construction techniques differ in a high-rise than working on typical residential work. It is much more like a commercial project. All the framing is done with steel studs instead of wood, and the ceiling is suspended above from the major structural elements.
The photos above and below show how we had to redo most of ceiling framing in order to fit our ceiling lights. We will also need to relocate some of the fire suppression sprinkler heads to align with our lighting plan.
Announcing DBA’s newest project! Located in the lofty Diplomat building, this two bedroom apartment with incredible views of the city will be transformed into a spacious modern dwelling complete with a brand new kitchen, new bathrooms and (much needed) additional storage space. Once finished, this home will be a sweeping sanctuary to swoon over! But first thing’s first: the existing site conditions, for your viewing pleasure:
View from the bedroom
Hallway looking North
Living room with existing fireplace and balcony terrace
Existing plumbing in bathroom
View between bedrooms
A room (with quite a view)
A Gordon Matta Clarke-style carving to expose the plumbing in wall adjoining bedroom and bathroom
Stay tuned for our next installment!!