Looking at mature old olive trees at Napa Valley Wine Reserve and thinking if this is the right tree for the Francis House facade.
Two weeks ago we posted a picture of our steel fabricator installing the framework for the exterior facade balconies. Today we came to visit his workshop where our balcony design has been meticulously brought to life !
Bertram-Blondina Stair Company did the preliminary work on the stairs today. It would be swell to get to the 2nd and 3rd floors in a civilized manner: am tired of climbing the ladder !
The utility building is in the works. Getting the footers and piers ready for pouring.
Meanwhile, more grouting work is being done on the exterior stone walls.
Fried Egg Sandwich with Spinach on an Acme Bread Levain and Avocado Puree and Striped with Sriracha
Dried Fruit Salad: Diced Persimmons, Dates, Apricots & Avocados with an Olive Oil Drizzle and Flaky Guerande Sea Salt. My magic ingredient : Preserved Meyer Lemons!
Our talented steel fabricator tests the framework of the balcony he is fabricating for us. “All good”, he exclaims. We can’t wait to get this and the many architectural details back up to make the house look like it was and better !
Contemplating the lighting fixture we need for the landing on the 3rd Floor which, now that the skylight is up, should help us determine.
Some Work & Some Play. Post walk through at the Francis House, we helped celebrate our neighbor, Robin’s 60th Birthday in St Helena.