Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tim D's Masterpiece

One of my very best friends has decided to sell his house.  I'm bummed to see him leave, cause he was just across the street, and this house was his Mona Lisa.  But with the economy still lagging he decided to downsize.  Since this was his own home, it wasn't quite finished... the cobblers children have no shoes effect applied to builders.  As such, mine isn't finished either.  To get ready for his sale we had to button up a few details.  First off I had to build the mantel we never got too...

Then we finished up the deck off the master bedroom sliding glass door. Gianna got involved supervising this one.

We also supplied all the interior doors..
And all the trim materials.  Below is a shot of the Kitchen Island with beadboard and hand cut corbels. 

This detail is representative of the quality of craftsmanship produced by Tim Dennis Construction. Robust and polished.  I'm proud to say I was involved in the build of this house, no matter who lives in it.

Poolhouse Bifolding Doors

We're just about wrapped up with the bifold installs for this poolhouse addition.  I'm really happy to have been invited to be part of this build.  This estate is simply magnificent, and although the poolhouse addition is very simple, the workmanship by all parties involved is just fantastic.  We put two bifolds in this structure that allows the building to be completely open when in use.  The photo below shows the place all closed up.
On the left side of the poolhouse you can see a three panel slider that folds completely off to the left. 
The big door which frames the pool is 18'6" wide and when it's open the whole house feels like it's open.  When both are open it's akin to an exotic cabana in the tropics.  The only difference is that this little poolhouse sports a full kitchen, laundry, and an antique bar from an old cowboy bar in the desert.  Soooo Cool!
Poolhouse Cabana by The Bohon Group.  Super duper cool doors by The Craftsman Collective Inc.

Craftsman Style Entry

I stopped by a friends house recently. I provided construction consulting, materials, and services for him while he remodeled this great spot. While there I snapped a few pics.  This shot of the front elevation and entry I designed for him kind of got sun washed.  I like the photo regardless, sort of artsy.
And below is a shot of the entry door we built for him.  I really like the simple elegance of the Craftsman Style.  This door is a great fit for this home with it's oversize 3'6" wide door, flat panels, and exaggerated trim tails.  This door also looks great with the addition of a dentil shelf.

I had designed this door with tapered casings as well but by the time I caught that the carpenters hadn't caught that, the siding was installed and it was too late. Oh well, still looks great. Nice and clean.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bifold Doors are Awesome!

Today was a sweet day.  We buttoned up an installation of a bifolding french door for a great client.  This guy has great taste and is doing a remodel on a townhouse in full loft style.  You all know how I love lofts and modern architecture so I really got into this project.  I can't wait till this reno is complete so I get some photos.  This door is a five panel that folds off to one side. We replaced a crappy old aluminum slider with this unit, what a difference it made to the room.  Here it is all opened up.
So freakin' sweet.