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This bedroom was part of a recent full house remodel in Rockridge. I finally had a chance to publish a few photos. Due to the multicolor light, the colors are not perfect in these photos, but hopefully you can get the idea.  Photos are by Nancy Kalter-Dills.

This one shows the pair of colorful stained glass casement windows – A collaboration with Sabina Frank of Berkeley. It also shows the steel bed designed by myself to go with the windows and fabricated by Frank Trousil in Richmond.  Lights are from Metro Lighting in Berkeley and the flooring is ash.

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The next few show the custom closet system fabricated by Martin Lee in Oakland.  My favorite part is the picture frames built into the doors. This gives the owner the opportunity to personalize the doors that they look at from the bed every day.

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Hard to see in this photo, but Martin created crafty little wooden levers to hold in the picture and the glass on the inside of the door.

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Valley street deck, patio, doors

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Zinc and Fir

Photo credit – Nancy Kalter-Dills

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My Rockridge project is getting finishing touches slowly but surely. These are just quick snapshots of things I am excited about.

Teak Bench, Glass tiles, stone floor

Teak Shower bench with glass tile walls and stone tile floor

Fir Barn Door

Fir Barn Door

Kitchen

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Tin Ceiling Tiles

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Colorful diningroom

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scribble handrail

Handrail still needs to be finished, but today the artist made sure everything fits before taking it to the sand blaster. More photos soon.

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Last week I visited these guys to check out their work. One of my clients needs a handrail.

Nice to see what an artist can do with traditional blacksmithing.

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de Young Museum SF Main Entry in Morning Light

The main entry to the de Young Museum in the late morning – If only we all could afford skins of copper in custom patterns.

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Zinc edge detail

Zinc edge detail

Zinc table top with patina and scratches

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I stopped by my job site today to have a peek at the formwork for the curved concrete steps and landing at the back of the house. I was impressed by how quickly the pros got it done.

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curved concrete steps

I noticed that they contained the fill at the center of the pour with a metal mesh box. This way they could use much less concrete than if the landing and stairs had been solid.

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Here are the steps today after they pulled the forms and finished the concrete:

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I learned that the concrete cost around $900, the integral color (slate green) cost $1600, and the labor to form and finish was about $2000.

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We stopped in at Claypot, the new neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant on San Pablo last night.  The food was good and I really liked the light fixtures by Omega Lighting. They were made out of old wine barrel hoops.  What I like most is the cool shadow and light patterns that they cast on the white ceiling.

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The place does need some acoustical dampening. The designer owner told me that they would be installing some sound absorbent panels in the middle of the ceiling. I hope they don’t take away from the beautiful shadows!

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