A few recent images of this exterior stair. The stair is suspended from the Douglas Fir beam above on stainless steel rods. The stringers were water jet cut and then had channels welded on to receive the stainless rods and to hold the treads. The treads are individual pieces of Ipe held together by stainless steel rods. Another example of the great craftsmanship and attention to detail that has characterized the work on this project!
A few progress shots of this outbuilding designed for an active family of four. Modern details include a standing seam metal roof that wraps down one face and cantilevers out over the opposite, south face for solar shading. The remaining exterior materials include Eter-Color cement board siding, galvalume corrugated metal siding, polished concrete and Douglas Fir. The large covered concrete porch faces an outdoor firepit and seating area, expanding and enhancing the opportunities for outdoor living behind the existing house. The simple shed roof slopes up toward the south end of the pod and allows for large south facing windows and an interior loft space.
Exterior finish work is nearing completion on this project. The wall and ceiling of the front entry porch are lined with douglas fir, and the wall of the house surrounding the front door is finished with rusted steel panels. The warm colors of these materials complement the gray colors of the standing seam metal roofing and cement board siding. The combination creates a welcoming entry, clearly visible from the driveway approach. There is a built-in bench on the porch that cantilevers from the west wall of the porch. A horizontal opening in the porch wall allows for seasonal views eastward to Camel's Hump mountain.
Great progress continues on the Clarke Road project. Windows are in and the standing seam roofing work has begun. The metal roofing wraps down on the walls of the north elevation and on the wing walls of the living room deck. The charcoal gray color of the roofing contrasts nicely with the warmth of the exposed fir (and the fall foliage colors).