As things wrap up at Oxford Square, there are a few more elements of the project to be shared here. Completion of the patio and back yard is still pending, and it could still be several weeks before we have the whole place professionally photographed. Meanwhile, there is still a lot to be excited about here at The Blog! These are still just my non-professional snapshots, so please forgive the amateur awkwardness of some of the images.
The guest bath tile got a little bit of a preview here. Prior to renovation, the guest bath was the one and only bath in the house.This week I want to look at the master bath, which was a completely new bath that we added to the house.
The master bath has a simple horizontal vanity, anchored by a taller storage cupboard on the right, and a tiled bench running the length of the room on the left. In the photo below, there will be a large mirror mounted in the blank space between the medicine cabinet and tall wooden storage cabinet.
As we near our Clients’ move-in over at Oxford Square, we’re very excited to share these preview images of the new kitchen! There are still a few things that need to be done, but it’s about 95% complete at this point.
I stopped by our Oxford Square project today and a lot of the beautiful finishes I hoped to get more pictures of were covered up for protection, as they finish up painting. I was able to get a couple of shots of the installation of the kitchen tile backsplash though, and it’s pretty exciting.
Things are humming along over at our Oxford Square project, which is nearing completion. Last week, when I visited, they had begun installing the casework, but the doors and front panels weren’t on yet.
Today I got these images via text from our Client, who reports, “Looking good! Everyone is impressed.”
We have an exciting project under construction right now, and if you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen a few photos that we’ve shared lately. The project is in the Oxford Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, in an unassuming, boxy little one-story home from the 1920’s.
Since we’re on a roll with discussions of Lautner in our Building of the Week series, we’re just going to keep on rolling. The other year when the MAK had their tour, after visiting the Harpel House (see last week’s BOTW installment) it seemed appropriate to walk up the street and have a nice view of the Chemosphere House. Here you can see them from Google Earth, with the hexagonally-based Harpel House appearing as the long white bar in the lower right, and the octagonal Chemosphere to the left.
The next house in our series on John Lautner is the Harpel House. Nine years after the Jacobsen House, we can see that structure is clearly a major theme in John Lautner’s work. Harpel displays his ongoing interest in developing a fully integrated and expressed structural system, for each project, as an important architectural value.
Harpel is located a few miles west of the Jacobsen House, just down Mulholland and on the opposite side about a block. From the road, there is a long driveway that goes uphill to a level pad where the house sits. You can get a pretty clear picture of the siting of the house from the Google Satellite view:
Now that the basic site clearing is done, there wasn’t a lot of dramatic change on site this week. They’re working on building up the pad for the house, and will hopefully start excavating for the footings soon.