The Second Floor

This ladder is the temporary staircase to reach the 2nd Floor.   Second photo shows the Formloks that, when cement is poured over it, becomes the 2nd Floor. Composite Steel Floor Deck (brand name is Formlok) has a ribbed profile with embossments designed to interlock with concrete slabs, creating a reinforced concrete slab that serves…

E.S. Moore’s Drawing of Calistoga in 1889

While waiting for my next appointment at the Project Site, I went browsing at Carmel Gallery 2 blocks away and saw this sepia drawing on the wall. It is the City of Calistoga depicting so few houses, and deeply an agricultural city. The Francis House stands prominent at the corner of Myrtle and Spring Streets.…

Rear (View)

The rear door opening that will lead to an old fashioned black bottom pool. The landscape won’t be happening soon but this has been the focal design element for the back area and this door opening will frame that nicely.

I love I-Beams !

The I-Beams keep Coming… this week the second and third floor beams were put in place. Suddenly, the scale is brought to light. For a single family home this may be generous square footage.  But is a small footprint for a bed & and breakfast property. The challenge is on for making magic with space…