DeForest Architects
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Courtyard House contemporary living room
 

Courtyard House

Contractor: Prestige Residential Construction; Interior Design: NB Design Group; Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
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drborland wrote:
Love the modern fireplace! - Just wondering what black material is covering the chimney portion of the fireplace?
   Comment   January 9, 2014
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DeForest Architects
Thank you. It is a steel surround (that also conceals some plumbing pipes).
January 9, 2014 at 8:48pm   
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lynnesargent wrote:
how is the threshold set to ensure water does not penetrate into room? - I want to install sliding doors similar and trying to get the threshold flush
     Comment   October 4, 2013
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The door threshold weeps to flashing that in turn drains to below the paving. This is a well-protected location which was also part of the discussion with the owners. DA
October 4, 2013 at 1:12pm        Thanked by lynnesargent
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Great attention to detail.
October 12, 2013 at 11:36am   
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ilovelucy55 wrote:
Would appreciate knowing the fireplace manufacturer and dimenions? Thx
   Comment   August 26, 2013
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That is a Town and Country TC36 See-Thru with a custom steel surround and cabinet. It is a nice product.
August 28, 2013 at 1:03pm     
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wsj1 wrote:
Is the flooring still limestone? How durable is it indoors and out?
   Comment   August 14, 2013
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Yes, limestone. We were assured that it was thick enough for exterior use in our climate and the rustic surface and varied color range should be pretty forgiving. You could discuss with the supplied, Exquisite Surfaces in San Francisco.
August 14, 2013 at 6:32pm        Thanked by wsj1
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skiwert wrote:
steel - i would love to know how you treated this steel outdoors? was it painted? powder coated? or some other process? we are trying to achieve a "blackened" steel look for the exterior of our home but having a hard time. thanks for your help!
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Who is the lift-slide door manufacturer?
August 14, 2013 at 11:39am   
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Weiland Doors. They are located in Oceanside, CA.
August 14, 2013 at 11:50am   
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nags11 wrote:
What is the ceiling height?
   Comment   February 8, 2014

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This gravity-defying corner has "the skyhook effect," a reference to structural engineers' comments that impractical architects think buildings are supported by skyhooks, DeForest says, adding, "Well, this one is!" A steel frame above carries much of the weight. The result is lightness and a seamless transition from the living room to the terrace.
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Other than aligning floor heights, the style and type of threshold at the door bottom is a critical detail in making a seamless transition. To treat the entire space, inside and outside, as one continuous room, make sure there is no threshold and, when possible, that the flooring material used inside is carried to the outside.An excellent way of doing these types of transitions is with a lift-slide glass door. With a slot in the floor for the door bottom hardware, these types of doors ensure a minimal amount of interference from inside to outside.

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