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:
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:
Here are some more photos of the large skylight above the stairwell:
We had the skylight custom made by Sun Valley Glass in Los Angeles:
The aluminum door fames were shipped from Switzerland, while the glass for the doors came from a glass supplier near San Diego. This saves a lot of money, since they aren’t shipping big pieces of heavy glass from Europe.
Once on site, the frames were glued onto the glass: