Thought I would give you a peak at the LEED Home Tour I participated in last Saturday.
This is the first tour for the Newport Beach Green Home.
As you can see, this project is still in the early stages of construction.
Man, have you ever seen more beautiful framing? Seriously, this stuff is a work of art. Almost a shame to cover it up with drywall. Of course, if we didn’t, I sorta wouldn’t have a job, would I?
Here is John Steed, the builder/general contractor, telling an admiring crowd about that awesome framing. We also had Laura Minott Sanders, the project manager from Jeff Jeanette Architects, the homeowners Wayne and Shannon, and yours truly there to explain our respective parts of the project. We all got to answer a lot of good questions, which is always fun.
Here is my little contribution to the tour. A table full of shiny, pretty things! Samples are so much fun, no?
Oh, and you know how I was just going on about how fantastic the framing was? Well, if you thought that was great, check out this TEMPORARY staircase.
Now that’s a topflight flight of stairs!
By the way, we were actually having a debate about what to cover that adjacent wall with. Although the solution is at hand, I thought it also might be fun to see what my readers could come up with. So here are the parameters:
The staircase will be made of steel with strand bamboo treads. The flooring will also be strand bamboo, in a medium tone. We are looking for a material that is durable, cleanable, sustainable (of course), and has a great visual impact – without being too busy. There will be a lot of light coming from a window wall above.
So, get out your thinking caps, and see what you can come up with!