Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
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Spruce St. Cottage traditional-kitchen
 

Spruce St. Cottage

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Susie Findlay wrote:
Where can I find this ladder? - I've been looking for a space saving one to replace the attic ladder leading to the loft in our tiny cabin...
   Comment   October 27, 2013
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orsilirot
this is true design.. well thought out, peaceful , excellent use of space. wish this designer was in ct not calif.. LOVE THIS SPACE
July 6, 2014 at 7:51PM     
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
Thanks so much! We appreciate your sentiments, we love it too!
July 6, 2014 at 10:19PM     
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Samantha McLaughlin wrote:
Where do the two doors lead?
   Comment   October 24, 2013
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
The one closest to the kitchen goes to the bathroom, the other door is a closet.
November 5, 2013 at 1:54PM   
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patrick06 wrote:
I love the floors!! What are these?? - K
   Comment   August 11, 2013
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Oak & Broad
Hickory/Pecan flooring. Let me know if you have any questions. joel@eutree.com
August 11, 2013 at 12:42PM   
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
I am not sure who the guy is who answered above (looks like a new form of marketing), but the floors are french white oak, not hickory / pecan.
August 12, 2013 at 9:36PM     
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monyb wrote:
is the board on top of the loft custom made?
   Comment   August 10, 2013
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
Yes, we made a template on the computer for the contractor use.
August 10, 2013 at 2:35PM   
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losi22 wrote:
where is this house..?there upstairs ,is it a living room or sleeping
   Comment   July 28, 2013
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
The ladder goes up to a sleeping loft, the downstairs is a living room.
September 18, 2013 at 6:59AM   
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bino1965 wrote:
Yes is there a stove behind the curtain in the kitchen?
   Comment   May 18, 2013
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4onyx
Just bought a house on Balboa Is with a loft potential in the attached rental unit...love the molding and ladder...what is the source for the molding and was the ladder custom built?
June 10, 2013 at 5:51AM   
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
It's all custom, I plotted a full scale template from AutoCAD and had the contractor build it from that.
June 10, 2013 at 6:26AM   
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Amy Hannon wrote:
What are the walls and roof made of? - Are the walls and roof wood panelling? I am wanting to renovate my loft and it has been drywalled and wall papered from floor to ceiling. I want this look how do I get it? what materials do I need?
   Comment   December 2, 2012
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
Yes, it is all 1x6 tongue and groove pine boards with a micro-bevel "v" joint.
December 2, 2012 at 6:50PM     
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Laura Oyen
Could you let us know how high it is from floor of loft area to ceiling of loft area and what the dimensions and roof pitch of the building is. Love the look! If you have a picture of the loft area would love to see it!
June 29, 2013 at 4:14PM     
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Lisa O wrote:
Where is the ladder from and can I order one. It is perfect the way it slants slightly but not too much. Let
   Comment   September 28, 2012
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
This is a custom ladder that we design and the contractor built.
September 28, 2012 at 4:59PM     
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lbroghammer
How do you like the ladder vs stairs? We are trying to decide if we should make living room larger and put in ladder rather than stairs.
May 15, 2013 at 5:33AM   
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billpurvis wrote:
where do you cook?
   Comment   May 14, 2012
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doffran
Stove?
February 22, 2013 at 1:13PM   
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Cynthia Maclean wrote:
What brand/color of paint? Thank you!
   Comment   April 21, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Day Spa is a similar color.
April 22, 2012 at 9:00AM   
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bonnie19 wrote:
About the ceiling/roof-- - Is the ceiling in the loft the underside of the roof? If so, what happens to the nails from the roof shingles? If not, how do you get the look and provide ventilation for the roofing materials? I love this look for my 1920s cottage. Thanks
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wheaties1
Did you get an answer about the nails?
August 5, 2014 at 8:00PM   
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Hello - There are sleepers with rigid insulation set in above the ceiling beams and decking, so no problem with connections.
August 5, 2014 at 8:05PM     
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dogilama wrote:
Dimensions - What are the dimensions of the overall cottage? I'd also love to know dimensions of loft too, if possible. Thank you.
   Comment   March 1, 2014
lindseyray wrote:
Wall and trim paint color please? - Would really love to know this wall color. As wrll as the color of white trim. Thanks!
   Comment   September 15, 2013
monyb wrote:
what is the paint color used here?
   Comment   August 10, 2013
carincw wrote:
Loft ladder to code - I have been trying to figure out the code for loft space with respect to stairs vs ladders. Everything I've seen seems to indicate that if the space is "inhabitable"(coded by size ) then it must have stairs not ladder. How do you get around this??
   Comment   July 25, 2013
1katinka2 wrote:
I love the soft color of the vertical board walls -- can you please share the paint color? - You have made this little cottage so light, airy and cheery inside! I have been STR-UGGLING trying to find a softer color to complement our existing navy drapes, white woodwork and mixed woods. So I would really, really appreciate any info you can provide on this wall color! Thanks so much!
   Comment   March 7, 2013
46alpheus wrote:
Did you have blue prints for the loft/ladder etc - This is exactly what I need for my cottage. I LOVE it! Amazing work!
   Comment   May 24, 2012
abbyd19 wrote:
Great Loft! - How high is the ceiling? I have a room with a tall ceiling & we were thinking of a loft, but this looks really, really high...16 ft?
   Comment   May 14, 2012
babettedesign wrote:
Love your tiny house/Spruce St. Cottage - I'm interested in building a tiny house. Can you give me an idea about cost for design and building of this house; and your sq. footage?
   Comment   May 13, 2012

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Laura Gaskill added this to Easy Green: 10 Tiny Homes That Live Large
The Houzz: Spruce Street CottageBy: Koch Architects, Joanne KochTip: Maximize loft space.This cottage makes excellent use of space with a loft reached by a ladder and with built-in cupboards, a sink and closets below.
Samantha Schoech added this to Loft Beds Give Rooms a Lift
A backyard guest cottage. Why just give them a bed and bath when you can put the bedroom in the rafters and give them a kitchen too?
Tongue and groove walls and ceilings of 1-by-6 painted pine join with exposed beams in this bright, architecturally rich guest cottage.
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