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Flip Flop House: White, White Everywhere!

I think that I make a comment on every post about how exciting the particular process is….but seriously, this is sooooo exciting!!  The Flip Flop House looks like a house!  A big, white, beautiful home on the beach!

We can’t wait to show you the totally finished terrazzo stair case, and those beautifully wrapped stainless steel columns beyond!

Check out last weeks post for some good info on the staircase:

In this hallway, to the left we have the spinning walls that will hold the owner’s artwork.  To the right are the sliding doors that open onto the upstairs atrium that provides beautiful light and air to the office and master bathroom:

The gorgeous flush interior doors:

This is the client’s office.  This is a great room because it has the wonderful light coming in from the atrium, a view of the rotating walls (which, when they are open, you will be able to see the ocean from this room), and some really really nice wooden shelving.

This is the kitchen area (while standing in the dining room).  All the kitchen cabinetry will go on the right wall underneath the clerestory windows.  A kitchen island made out of Caesarstone will be placed in the middle of the area:

Here, they are bringing the bathroom ceramic tile slabs up to the master shower (verrrrry carefully…)

We chose a ceramic tile product called Kalesinterflex.  It is really beautiful in these large pieces.  It is incredibly smooth and looks seamless!  (Can you tell that’s our style? :)

More finishes to come!  Have a fantastic Monday!

Flip Flop House: Terrazzo, if you please!

Another moment we’ve been eagerly anticipating – the installation of the Terrazzo floors!

It takes about 3 weeks to complete the process (not including polishing, which will be done last in the construction process).  They began installing it in the last week of April – so, by the end of May, we should have our beautiful white floors!

Terrazzo is a polymer based material that is highly durable, easily repairable, easy to clean, and under the right conditions – looks very elegant!  When all is said and done, we will have a flat, seamless floor with pieces of glass and stone that add depth, and just the right amount of shimmer.  They’ll look oh so modern, yet classic!

Over the radiant floor heating, they pour a thin layer of concrete, and then lay a fabric material that will allow the terrazzo to adhere.

Then comes the terrazzo.  Before it is ground down, the material looks a little like cottage cheese (yummm).  Next, they begin grinding the “thin-set” terrazzo:

To get the correct thickness, they have metal pieces along the edges that they will grind down to.  Can’t wait to see it in a couple more weeks!

A few more fun things in the Flip Flop House….

Here is the fireplace for the ground floor living area:

 

On the deck areas, there will be a waterproofing membrane layer, then “lath” (a material that helps things to adhere).  Next, a thin layer of concrete.  On top of the concrete, there will be pedestals (which we’ll tell you more about when they arrive on site ).  Finally, we’ll put on the Sadlerstone Tiles!

Some more waterproofing:

Here are some lights that were just installed:

And we’ll finish this post with a sweet view of the Flip Flop Houses’ own Tower of Terror.  Noooo – just kidding!  We will put in a very safe, quiet, and non-terrifying elevator into this shaft.   Promise!

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….