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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: 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…

Flip Flop House: More Glass!

The Flip Flop House is getting its glass!

To make the glass guardrails for the staircase, they are first making templates out of plywood.  The pieces of glass will be large and heavy, so they will definitely want to abide by the “measure twice, cut once” rule!

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:

Some of the sliding doors have been installed!

Here is a Fleetwood entrance door:

This is the wine cellar room (yeah, I know – awesome!).  It has another Fleetwood entrance door: