Laying the European White Oak hardwood floor planks on the Mansard Roof Floor. The cork underlayment is an added layer for added insulation and sound proofing. While investigating the options on the direction of the planks in the landings where we have a marquetry center.
Moving indoors this week when its wet and gray outside. These plaster medallions are ready to be hung.
Guest Room Wall Color Runners Up. After 2 days of deliberation, under the same natural light conditions, we are going with Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. Middle photo shows the winner. Big decision. Done.
Another design challenge : window coverings for the 3rd Floor with the Mansard Roof Pitched Windows. Option #1 : Wooden Shutters but in an Aged Finish Option # 2 : A sloped black out lined washed linen curtain that would follow the slope of the wall. Please mail your comments and “votes”.…
The rains have not bid adieu so now that our roof sheathing is “waterproof” we focus on framing indoors this week.
Challenge : Calistoga forecast is rain thru Friday. Solution : Sixteen expert men hustled to get the wooden sheathing to “sandwich” the insulation material Wednesday. This is crucial, the insulation material put up last week cannot get soaked.
This is probably the most long-playing discussion Richard and I have had that I am throwing out there to get some wisdom. We have 5 guest rooms. Richard thinks we need all 5 bedrooms outfitted with California King size beds. I think we need at least 1 bedroom with 2 twin or double size beds.…
Just happy that the skies have been so clear and blue the past few days as we sheath the insulation.