Monthly Archives: December 2010

Insulating Our Red Front Door with SpaceLoft

We received an e-mail from Nathan Merrill today, including four photos showing the progress that American Ornamental Iron is making on fabricating our red front door. Insulating Our Red Front Door Nathan designed our front door and is fabricating it from steel.  As with our original red front door, the new red front door will […]

Hosting Mignon O’Young’s Visit

Mignon O’Young is a licensed architect in the State of California that now lives in Switzerland.  Mignon has a blog, Green Architecture and Building Report, where she covers sustainable design, worldwide. Mignon contacted us in October 2010 because she was interested in touring our site and seeing what we were doing.  Since she was back […]

Mocking Up Our Zinc Fascia

We mocked up our zinc fascia today.  And put three yellow cedar shakes on.  It is cool.  Way cool. After we finalize the design, the installation crew from Wildcat Metals will arrive on our job site on Thursday morning so they can work through and finish putting the zinc facia on the gables by Tuesday, December 21.  […]

Evaluating Hardware for Our Red Front Door

Yeah, the red front door hardware selection decision is taking too long.  Way too long.  Our cousin, Dean Grant, chided us for failing to make decisions.  We need to order the hardware for our red front door.  This hardware includes the interior and exterior handles, the escutcheon plates (interior and exterior), the interior and exterior handles/levers, […]