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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: Finishes Have Begun!

Well well well….we are back, and a lot has happened to the Flip Flop House since we have last reported on it.

The house is totally coming together, and we are nearing the finish line (no pun intended :) .   We have gotten to the “finishes” phase – which is oh so awesome, because it is looking less like a construction site, and more like a home!  It truly is looking fantastic – we couldn’t be happier.

There are several layers to a finished exterior stucco (check out our detailed stucco description on one of the Encino Renovation posts).  Here is the brown coat on the south side of the house:

And the white finish on the north side:

The lower portion of the staircase glass railing has been installed.  It is so great to see that is turned out perfectly because during the design process, we seriously had to channel our inner geometry-student:

Those little metal guys that hold the glass are called “stand-offs”.

We had them custom designed for this staircase by Accurate Manufactured Products Group – they are really beautiful and clean pieces:

We are loving the way the natural light from the skylight filters down through the stairwell!

Here is one of the bathrooms with Caesarstone around the tub:

The master bathroom:

Someone had to try out this beautiful tub, so Dan took his shoes off and hopped in.  He said it was “sooooooo comfortable!”

The office looks out onto an interior garden patio that is open to the sky above.  This room also receives a lot of beautiful natural light!

The interior recessed lights are trimless, and gorgeous!  They did an incredible job installing them!

And per usual, we end the post with our favorite spot in the house….the main skylight above the stairwell:

We are loving the way the light is laying on these pristine white walls!!

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…