Our house is (will be?) ultra-modern. We are using concrete, glass and steel and very little ‘trim’ so it will have a clean, bold look. This could result in a somewhat ‘harsh’ feel so, at the same time, we need to soften the boldness with wood and make the house more gentle. Of course, the materials […]
It was a full day today. Al continued working on the roof, trying to stay in front of the forecasted rains for tomorrow (100% probability). Bryan met with the City of Monte Sereno to review our preliminary lighting control plans, John Rider dropped by to see how the project is developing, Bryan and John met […]
While Al continued with the yellow cedar shakes, we haven’t forgotten about our red front door. We made progress on all fronts today. Our Red Front Door The last step in the fabrication of our red front door is to paint it (designing and fabricating the red front door has been quite a project in, and […]
Each gable of our roof has two sides, and we chose to complete the South side of the South gable first. We did this because (1) it was easy to complete (no penetrations, solar mounts, valleys, etc.) and (2) we wanted to show visible progress. The tough part with this decision is that our progress […]
While Bryan was in his C-Bus Basic Training session on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, we received an e-mail from Nissan notifying us to select a Nissan dealer from which to order our Nissan LEAF. Mike Calise, EVadvise, was driving Bryan home from San Jose Airport (SJC) on March 1, 2011 when they saw their first Nissan […]
After returning from the 3-day training course in Palm Desert, it was time to see how much progress we had made with the yellow cedar shakes on our gable roof. The roof looked fantastic! We should complete installing the shakes by the end of next week.