Friday, November 9, 2018

Sebastopol House: Progress on Exterior Finishes Part 2

Siding installation has begun for the Sebastopol House.

The rain screen currently gives the walls a blue color and is the final layer in the waterproofing of the envelope.

The black stained cedar siding is beginning to envelop the guest house.

The formal appendages of the house are treated with a contrasting siding. 



Along the kitchen side, battens are beginning to march;
they have been treated with a slightly darker stain than the boards.

More finished elements have been installed, such as the guard rails. 
Also, in this image, we get a glimpse of our contractors on-site potato patch. 
He kindly gifted us a bucket.



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sebastopol House: Tapered Column "Toothpick" on Site

The long-awaited "Toothpick" has been delivered on site. This structural member is a tapered glued laminated western red cedar column. At its thickest, the "Toothpick" is 9 inches wide and is approximately 50 feet long. It will support the roof at the highest point of the main house.

Fun fact: this log has to be rotated approximately every four hours to keep it from bowing out of shape. 

The "Toothpick." Richard in the back for scale.

Future placement of the "Toothpick."

Closeup of the glued laminated timber layers

Steel columns supporting the roof at the Guest House. The sloped column is a reoccurring element throughout the project. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sebastopol House: Progress on Exterior Finishes


For the past few months, we've been working on a color palette for the Sebastopol House. Below are some of the final color decisions and initial mockups. 


A collage of the various stain colors for the house's exterior.


Our contractor mocked up a few color variations of the board and batten siding.


On one of the auxiliary structures, we experimented with randomly applied boards and battens that vary in width. This structure was also an initial opportunity to test stain application. 


A closeup of the auxiliary structure's siding profile





Friday, September 14, 2018

Sebastopol House - Drone Pictures

Our contractor snapped these pictures of the project with his drone the other day.  They will give you a sense of the house in its context.