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.
A quick update on the South Street project. The new fir entry door has been installed (no finish or final hardware on it yet). The exterior painting has been completed. The final landscaping is underway, and the house numbers and mailbox will be installed next. Once these pieces are finished, the exterior will be complete and dramatic transformation of the renovation may be fully appreciated.