As stunning as this house is, artist/owner/hosts Carlo Marchiori and Tony Banthutham are equally fascinating company ! Thank you for welcoming us soon to be Calistoga residents.
This week was a busy one. For starters: we decided on Indian Kota Bluestone for our rear hardscape by the pool. Balconies were tested for fit; And the last stone apron we restored from the original stone was installed.
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 Mansard Roof’s Dormer Windows that each Guest Room on the 3/F will have 2 of.
Attempting to capture an angle of the bay window and got a magnificent ray of sunshine with it. On the Ground Floor, the flue (the silver colored tube that juts off the stone wall) for the living room fireplace is in place. Ingenious way of creating racks for drying the wood trims.…
What we thought would be a rainy, no work day, turned out to be a day of filling, preparing and repairing the original window trims on the 2/F. All in anticipation of the install of new glass windows.
Painted Original Redwood Architectural Ornaments and Trims Wooden Sheathing for the Third Floor is Underway And re-installing all the original restored windows We are thankful for the rains but now it is time to hustle. The roof is a major event !
Finally have a paint match to the original stone color of the building. All the wood window trims and restored windows will receive this paint color (as shown on paint on wooden panel below). The original & historic Francis House had the same color wooden trims and ornaments that matched the exterior stone.