We were thrilled to come on site today and see that we have quite a bit more framing than when we were here last week! We are now really seeing the house’s size and shape – and its awesome!
This will be the view from the shower (more or less):
Here, we are standing in the master bathroom, looking into the master walk-in closet:
The concrete trucks were there….
One of the items that they were pouring were the grade beams. A grade beam is a poured concrete member that supports loads. They span across non-load bearing areas, sit directly on the soil, and distribute loads to the ground.
Next week, we should see even more framing and concrete! We are stoked – so we know you are too :)
One thing you need to know about Venice – parking is a notorious issue. Venice beach inhabitants are verrrrry….shall we say, concerned about their parking rights. If you step outta line – your you-know-what is theirs:
Wishing you a “no-parking-ticket” Wednesday!
The wood framing portion of construction takes much longer than the steel framing. The steel took a quick 2 weeks to put up. Wood framing began in late October – it is now December, and we still have walls and furred down ceilings to go! But it is still fun watching the whole thing happen….especially with a nifty time lapse video :)
Every time we go to site on Venice Beach, we are amazed at the location we are so fortunate to be building in! Not only do we get to be on one of the most beautiful (and prime) beaches in the Los Angeles area, we are also in the midst of many incredible homes – designed by some great architects! We are so honored and grateful to be included amongst these historical (or soon to be) homes.
Here is a small panoramic shot of some of the great homes around us:
For a better look at these homes….
1. the “Norton House”, by Frank Gehry
3. the “Epstein Residence”, by Marmol Radziner (finished since photo)
4. the “Panel House”, by David Hertz
There are other houses up and down the beach that we did not get in the photo, but are equally as excited to be near. Just north of the panoramic is the “Venice House”, by Antoine Predock. Also north is Patrick Tighe’s “Ocean Front Walk” home.
Needless to say, we are very excited to see our two Venice Beach homes finished, side by side, in the presence of some great architecture!