Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Pescadero House rustic-exterior

Pescadero House

Partial Front view with built in terrace and wood bench. Photograph by David Wakely.

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January 13, 2014
Dee Webb wrote:
How do I build the bench? I like the design with just hte one support.
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these were custom fabricated by the sheet metal sub - they are copper, open at the top and as you can see in between the four corners and surround the manufacturer provided flue cap with spark arrestor termination for the fireplace flue. I bet you could show your contractor this image and they could copy it - this is not a difficult item for good sheet metal subs to fabricate.
Thanks for the question.
    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 1:22PM
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Yes, thank you.
Come to Tulsa, I'll buy you some bar-b-q!
    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 1:33PM
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December 19, 2013
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Unfortunately this information is in storage - the asphalt shingles were specified to be either GAF or Elk - color and pattern to be selected with owner in the field.
I expect is was the heavier gauge roofing with the longest warranty -- and a dark grey/black color.
I wish I had more information but hopefully this is enough to get you going.
    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 9:47AM
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September 23, 2013
hannahbec wrote:
What kind of wood is that? - It's beautiful
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Thanks for the question.
The wood is western red cedar.
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May 29, 2013
Annie Cordova, architect wrote:
I love the simplicity of the chimney caps. Are they custom? Or can you tell me the manufacturer?
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Hi Annie-
These caps were a custom made product.
If you would like to email me at
I would be happy to share the details.
It won't be for a week or so as I am on vacation
At present.
Thanks for the question.
    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 5:38AM
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December 12, 2011
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for what it is worth -- I would recommend using 1 x 10's or 1 x 8's instead of 1 x 12's -- better stability -- but will be more expensive -- more battens+ more labor.
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sorry this posted faster than I expected -- the image I attached shows 1 x 8's -- on this project, sim to the other one, the battens were used for the window trim -- but you can see here that boards were cut, if necessary to keep better batten spacing over all -- image of other house has batten trim a bit too close to battens on the boards -- had the boards adjacent to windows been cut, it would have looked better.
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