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Echo Beach

With a clear connection between the home and the Pacific Ocean beyond, this modern dwelling provides a west coast retreat for a young family. Forethought was given to future green advancements such as being completely solar ready and having plans in place to install a living green roof. Generous use of fully retractable window walls allow sea breezes to naturally cool living spaces which extend into the outdoors. Indoor air is filtered through an exchange system, providing a healthier air quality. Concrete surfaces on floors and walls add strength and ease of maintenance. Personality is expressed with the punches of colour seen in the Italian made and designed kitchen and furnishings within the home. Thoughtful consideration was given to areas committed to the clients’ hobbies and lifestyle.

photography by www.robcampbellphotography.com

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Kevin Jones Design Build wrote:
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Thank you!

The method you mention above would work well.

Be certain you place solid backing at the level of the U channel.

Two other options besides using the U channel are:

  1. Cut a rabbet on the top of your baseboard, that provides the channel, and install a L edge to the bottom of your sheet rock.

  2. Install a fry reglet to the bottom of your sheet rock, which doubles as the channel.

Thanks for your interest!


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November 12, 2014
carlsbadhome wrote:
I love the paint and trim color combo! - Could you provide the color and maker of the paint and trim?
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We believe it was BM Decorators White.

The trim was all custom work done on site for this project, as with many features in our homes.
The wall to the left is a concrete board form wall that is also part of the structure of the house, and spans more than one level. Adds an interesting dimension and texture to the space.

Thanks for your interest!
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August 19, 2014
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The wall on the left is concrete. The forming technique is called board form. Using a series of wood boards in the forming process allows the wood grain and the widths of the boards to be imprinted into the concrete. Originally this was an early way to form walls, and is used here as an architectural finish. Completed with river rocks in a trough at the bottom of the wall and up lighting to highlight the finish.

Thanks for your interest!
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The same structural wall is seen on the floor above in the entry.

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November 12, 2013
collsmorg wrote:
Loves these walls. Are they tile or reclaimed wood
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Great work on this. I am always a fan of raw looking finishes that still looks very modern and tasteful. The river rocks is a curious touch of creativity! (For anyone interested, we supply river rocks tile !)
    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:03AM
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Thanks - we like the organic nature concrete can add to a home.
And also, it's very low maintenance!

Thanks for your interest!
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September 10, 2013
Natalie Stanford wrote:
Hi, would love to know the color of the concrete floor. Thx!!
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In the photo above, the floor is concrete with a decorative cement based coating called ARDEX SD-M.
It can be customized to achieve the look you are trying to achieve, whether in a residential or commercial space.

This floor has a specific shade made up for the client, which allows them to specify if they want it lighter or darker, more blue or more gray, and so on.

Samples are specifically developed for approval on each project, allowing it to be suited to the design, aesthetic and environment of the home.

System One Floors helped us on this project.
Contact Kevin at www.systemonefloor.ca
for more details.

Thanks for your interest!

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November 16, 2012
farahc wrote:
Lovely river rocks - I am trying to get this look for my bathroom. What kind of place should I look in to get these shiny black rocks? Also, are these loose or is there an adhesive of some kind to have them in place. I would really appreciate if you let me know. Thanks in advance.
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These are Whiskey River polished pebbles in black.
You can get them through our supplier

The pebbles lay in a trough made at the time of a construction.
If you don't have the ability to sink a trough down into the floor, you would have to have a raised trough for them to sit in.
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I love the normal white walls and the minimal skirting boards that are flush. I have been looking everywhere for a minimal but practical skirting board.
Can you please give details on the skirting boards?.
    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 5:20AM
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Speak to your local building supply store for flat stock mouldings.

Thanks for your interest!
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