Wednesday, March 12, 2008

House update.

Spent some time at the Gothic Revival house I have been working on. I have spent a great deal of time working with the mason on all the brick details and the precast parts. I finally got a chance to see some of it installed. The pictures make the brick look very RED. In reality its not that red. Its very gratifying to see your drawings become a reality. The chimneys posed a particular problem it that we wanted it to be divided into to stacks at the top. The contractor spent a lot of time with the engineers to make sure that it would work. The end result is very close to what we originally wanted with a little of me worked in there. I added the shadow box details and all the dental type trim. We had some limitation with the brick. in the we can not step it out as much as we wanted. Due to the hand made nature of the brick, it has a hallow recess ob the bottom of the bricks. If you step out to far you expose that hollow under side. All in all I am VERY happy with how the brick is turning out. We could not have asked for a better mason. He has truly made it look old.

Chimney base

Chimney caps

Back gable

Gable Detail

Pre-cast caps for the gothic windows (designed by me)

West side

East Side

Front/ Still tented for the brick masons

Front Entry

The view through the entry to the back door.

The view into the Family room


Tink said...

Truly lovely Derek. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

Zan said...

So awesome Derek.
Really neat to see your work come to life :)

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IkeaGoddess said...

The house is beautiful, love the caps for the windows. You did a fabulous job.

makeyesup said...

Thanks for showing us the pics of the house. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm sure the owners are going to be thrilled when it's completed - great job.

Scraps of Candy said...

Wow! This is really coming together. How exciting this must be for you.

rhonda32 said...

It's others have said...can't wait to see finished product. There's something about older homes that I love...they had so much days they seem so bland.