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Postby Van » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:53 am

Wow! It's looking great! Keep the updates and pictures coming!

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Postby factory50 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:18 pm

Nice work on the house so far. I like the color of the orange/red door. What paint did you use and the color code? I'm looking for a orange/red color similar to eames version. Thanks.

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Postby drsiebling » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:15 am

Thanks, everyone!

The orange color in question came from Benjamin Moore - let me double check the name...

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Postby lowered couch » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:48 pm

looks awesome! seeing someone save a basically destroyed house like that gives me the fuzzies :cheers:

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Postby drsiebling » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:09 pm

Thanks so much! We aren't quite finished just yet, but I hope to have some final "after" photos for all of you very soon!

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Postby drsiebling » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:05 am

Oh, almost forgot - the orange door color is called "Outrageous Orange" and is color number 2013-10 from Benjamin Moore.

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Postby danny leisure » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:59 am

May you be rewarded greatly in heaven for this amazing undertaking! :wink:

Seriously, stellar work, and kudos on having the cajones to do this.

I stumbled on the post looking for siding options for my new build butterfly-roof studio. I'm hoping to find some pre-milled cedar, but we'll see what I find!

Thanks for the photos. Keep up the amazing work!

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Postby drsiebling » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:45 am

Thank you!

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Postby janelom » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:36 am

It's been over a year. How are things coming along? Any interior pics with furniture?

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Postby bamalama » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:43 pm

I'm curious to see an update, too- just catching up with this thread. Beautiful work so far, the terrazzo was a wonderful find!

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Postby Van » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:55 am

Looking forward to it!

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Postby drsiebling » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:07 am

Hello everybody... thought I'd update with a few teaser photos. We've got final cleanup going on for the next few days, followed by terrazzo polishing and final touch-up painting. So, I'll have the nice final product images in the next 2 weeks. In the mean time, here are a few shots of the house in its almost final state!

Exterior-

I ended up changing the design of the siding and went with a marine-grade mahogany plywood for the exterior. I'm liking it...

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Note: Bullet lamps can be purchased and custom ordered from Primelite Manufacturing. They aren't expensive, either!

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I'll post some interior shots in just a few minutes...

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Postby drsiebling » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:10 am

Interior details:

(please forgive the dust, unfinished floors and non-final lighting)

Luan Hallway - All the door and window trim is solid mahogany and all the interior doors are custom solid core luan pocket doors. We managed to find a good vendor who had nice grade luan:


Terrazzo and walnut bathroom - the shower, floors and countertop are all terrazzo. its worth noting that aside from basic building materials, nothing in the house came from Lowes or Home Depot. All cabinets and countertops (kitchen & bathrooms & otherwise) were custom built, by me :)




Part of the Kitchen - again, nothing off the shelf here, except appliances. Countertops are solid walnut and all cabinetry was built and finished on site:

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Living Room Beam and Paneling detail - panels are baltic birch with walnut accents. Beams are black with bronze painted posts and black insert. All birch is finished with hand rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer.





Another terrazzo shower, pre-final polishing:

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Wall panel and door detail:




Flat roof clerestory windows:







Living room front wall with large built-in - Orange louvers on the left separate the entry hall from the large 55'x35' living room:





door trim detail:


I'll leave it at that for now... looking forward to being able to share pictures of the final product with everyone!

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Postby drsiebling » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:08 am

Comments / suggestions / criticism most certainly welcome... :)

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Postby classic form » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:38 am

I've got a comment for you...DAYUM!
And now a suggestion...why don't you stop by this weekend for a couple beers, and while you're here there "might" be a couple little things you could "help" me with.
Beautiful showcase for your obviously impressive skills, and taste.

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Postby johnnyapollo » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:31 am

I'm a little bugged by the built-in - seems like the cabinet edges should match the lines in the wall. However I'm being extremely nitpicky, everything you've done is really fantastic and showcases what can be done with time and talent. Kudos!

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Postby drsiebling » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:41 am

Thanks so much for the nice comments! I don't disagree about the built-in. It was a bit of a compromise in order not to make the sucker too large. As it stands, it's almost 15 feet long!

I certainly had time where this restoration was concerned - in November, it will have been a 4 year project. Plenty of time in that amount of time to second guess design decisions, which I've done plenty of. :)

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Postby drsiebling » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:07 am

A few kitchen pics:








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Postby drsiebling » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:25 am

By the way, that's not a pair of sub zero refrigerators seen in the above pic... It's actually a single sub zero and a pantry built to mimic the sub zero:


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Postby Catman » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:42 pm

Clever!!!

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Postby drsiebling » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:53 pm

Its all finished now:






































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Postby robbhouston » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:47 am

That is stunning! Great photography, too. Are you moving in or selling?

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Postby redneckmodern » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:22 pm

as rob said, very nice work.

a second kudos on the photography, too. it's nice to see folks spending time to do that right, as well as the renovation work itself.

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Postby redneckmodern » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:34 pm

also… how big is this place? i mean, i know they make 'em big in texas, but i think counted 4 full bathrooms... and a Benihana in the middle of the great room.

(seriously, it'd be cool to see a floor plan. i'm getting a bit turned around from front to back).
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Postby drsiebling » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:06 am

Benihana! That's great! We definitely need to have someone working the hibachi for the open house...

The house is 4488 square feet; 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The maine living room area is approximately 50 feet long by 35 feet wide. The exterior decks are roughly 3000 sq ft.

So, it's a big one!

I'll upload a floor plan shortly.

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Postby redneckmodern » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:41 am

holy shizzle. that's 2X the size of most any eichler-built home (mine is 1800sqft and it's the "big one" in out tract). impressed… (i love space).


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