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Remodeling photos -- project is 99% complete

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Joined: Aug 30 2003

Eichler fans,

We moved back into our house on August 30th even though the electrical was not quite finished and the new hall closet doors aren't done, along with a few other odds and ends. But 99% of the project was completed within 13 weeks, an oustanding accomplishment, and all due to general contractor Henry Calvert and his excellent crew.

Here are some photos of the nearly finished project:
http://totheweb.com/eichler/2006_remodel/movein_livingroom1.html
Click the forward arrows on top of the photo to see more.

Barry

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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Joined: Apr 21 2006

Stunning! Your home really needs to be featured in Atomic Ranch and/or Modernism Magazine.

Looks like you'll have a great holiday season!

--Robb

http://www.nashvillemodern.com
A little website I created to showcase my home and other MCMs in and around the Nashville TN area.

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Joined: Aug 28 2003

Barry, your remodel looks fantastic. I love the new wall paneling and the attention to detail overall.

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Joined: Jul 28 2004

Gorgeous remodel! I had Capstone do my cabinetry when we remodeled and was very satisfied with their work.

How do you like the slate floors? Do you find that they show a lot of dirt?
I love the look, but am a little wary of the dark color.

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Joined: Aug 30 2003

Thanks to all for the kind words. We are loving our slate floors, but certainly the dark color does show the dirt more than a lighter colored floor. As we have neither pets nor kids, keeping the floor clean is not such a big issue, and we don't wear our shoes inside, just slippers.

A neighbor of mine has a young boy and two dogs and he has slate floors as well. I don't know how he keeps them clean!

By the way, I turned the heat on for the first time after the remodel (sometimes in the Highlands we get a marine cloud layer and it can be quite chilly in the summer and fall) and the slate floors were clearly an improvement over our old carpeting in terms of heat transmission.

Plus the new low E double pane glass everywhere retains the heat inside the house much better. It also blocks the morning sun we get on the rear wall and prevents the back of the house from overheating. The difference is dramatic compared to original single pane glass!

Barry

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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By the way, we recently purchased a Rooma robotic vacuum cleaner and it works very well on our slate floors. It's a pretty amazing device: not perfect, but pretty close, and hands free!
http://store.irobot.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2172855&cp=2174940.2174930&parentPage=family

1959 A. Quincy Jones atrium model in The Highlands, San Mateo http://www.totheweb.com/eichler

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