I've lived aboard a sailboat since 2003. Sold everything & quit the job in late 2006, sailed internationally 24/7 for 5+ years. Now building a house on shore, to become a commuter-cruiser who sails half the year, then lives on land the other half...
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Fixed glass transom & sidelight possible with ICF construction?
another example of transom & sidelight
example of entry dimensions approx. 9x7; 36" front door + substantial lighting inside.
example of transom separated from entry door by 2 CMUs/ICFs.
2d view of transom + sidelight w/ wood trim
square window, apart from front door; no sidelights
contrasting color on risers of pavers - could be done w/ cast in place concrete + acid stain
angled steps; directional pattern of planks can be replicated with saltillo tile.
floating credenza & shelves in passage from front door to great room
pebbled concrete/stone surface in front of door
example of treatments for fronts of cast-in-place concrete pavers leading to front door
concrete forms framing entry from driveway
good fit for contemporary Zombie Nightmare Pueblo Revival style - consider building just columns w/ lintel, and w/o gate
corrugated panels capped w/ same bronze metal of house roof's parapet cap, might work to frame entry -- or, to frame terracing on slope?
gate with beam above; lanterns on low walls
Our favorite metal artist in Tucson could create a similar design - love this!
slim storage/cabinet along left wall: could possibly build something similar along gallery wall, incorporating a bench near the front door & coat rack -- sort of a built-in design reminiscent of a tansu chest....
example #2 of low bench incorporated with adjacent low built-in storage
Proportion of strap hinges to width of front door
shape & thickness of steps/pavers correspond to proportions of vertical garden walls
extra-wide, extra-deep steps leading to low walls enclosing front door & porch area
another example of a custom front gate
IKEA Hemnes vs. Brimnes daybed w/ storage -would this work along gallery wall in entry?
example of path leading down-slope to front door
Broad concrete slabs stepping downhill to front door
great wrought-iron coat rack!
lovely use of concrete, & steel rails, surrounding steel-framed wood door.
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