Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Onto next project and home...

 Still unpacking boxes and getting a feel for the house, and so far, it's a good feeling.

What looks a bit dated and small on the front...

opens to a pool in the backyard. What we fell in love with, is the lot, inspiring in us, a future, modern treehouse rebuild.

We'll spend the winter deciding whether a major reno is needed with an addition to the back.

 Or do we live as-is and knock it down in a few years. I can't bear to move again.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Designed, Built, Sold!

You may remember this post of our before shot. Nice little bungalow we could have been quite happy in, except the wonky kitchen layout. What started as a kitchen reno, turned into an added bungaloft (bedroom above the garage), which turned into a second story and then a tear-down and rebuild for the purpose of selling.

So here we are, 2 years living in our dream home, just for kicks, we have sold it and are onto the next project - modern treehouse? But first, pics from the mls tour (forgive my old furnishings - we did not stage, but easy to see what's going up on Kijiji soon).

Tour Here

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Grace & Frankie...and the yurt.

I love the idea of this show, but haven't decided on the acting or script. I find excellent actors quite stiff. Hopefully, they'll relax as the season progresses. I feel their just reciting their lines. That said, the decor of the sets is spot-on (kudos to set decorator Beauchamp Fontaine).
In what I thought was a sunroom of sorts, I discover from last night's viewing is a yurt. I was particularly taken with the armless L-shape sofa (only I think I want arms).

via Houzz

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Building a Bar

We've been designing a bar for the basement and I needed to come up with some inspiration for the cabinet makers. I apologize for not crediting the first three photos (I found on Pinterest a couple months ago). We are not doing uppers, so air stone or brick-laid subway tile could make a nice backsplash, although I'm leaning to stone.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

McKinley House aka Californication set

From Venice, Cali, do you remember the scene?

I think it was Karen's boyfriend Bill's home, whose daughter Mia ripped off Hank's novel, "***ing and Punching." I could be wrong; it's been a while since I've watched it. Whatever you think about the show, the houses/sets were amazing. This is the McKinley House designed by architect David Hertz and a slideshow of this house (and others) can be seen here. He and his family live here.
These photos were scooped from