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My job was hexed!

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Slowly but surely!

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Photo Credit – Sita Rupe

Builder – John McBride

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The garden is going in on this Oakland project. Time to go take some pictures. (Thanks to the owner for this preview)

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kids enjoying the roofdeck

This Poets Corner remodel with small addition turned out great.  (Thanks in part to the good taste of the owners and the skill of Coleman Building.) Nancy Kalter came with me to the house warming party and took some house in action shots.  It was afternoon on a very sunny day.

First here is the before and after first floor plan. (Roof deck remodel upstairs (plan not shown)  is big enough for the whole family to sleep out under the stars and also a vegetable garden!)

 

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Here is a small collection of before shots:

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black siding

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During a break in the rain today John and the backyard ceramic studio owner made some samples of charred cedar siding.  Very exciting.

The layer of charred wood on the exterior will make the siding more durable, in addition to looking very nice.  Thanks to Christian Palino for the photos.

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Charring the cedar

Heavily charred board

LIGHTLY CHARRED BOARD

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Slowly but surely this new building is taking shape. The interesting angles create privacy from the main house and useful delineation of spaces on the inside. The siding is select tight knot cedar. The mitered corner is nicely executed by the craftsmen of McBride Construction.  Still to come – interior finishes, lighting, landscaping, and a loft. Stay posted for more photos as it unfolds.

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Copper Handrail, cedar fence & gate, Copper gutter and downspout above


Cedar slat railings above and below, energy efficient wood-clad windows and copper gutter and flashing.

Here is a before shot:

Back of house before

In addition to lots of improvements on the inside of the house, this project makes vast improvements to the interface between the house and the yard.  Such improvements then inspire the client to make big improvements to the garden itself – A new stone patio, pathways, and many new plants.

The roof deck above is built strong, ready to hold the most practical kind of living roof – a vegetable garden in pots and planters!

 

 

 

 

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But my little cabin looks great from here.

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