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E. 8th Street House modern-bathroom

E. 8th Street House

Designed as gallery, studio, and residence for an artist, this house takes inspiration from the owner’s love of cubist art. The program includes an upper level studio with ample north light, access to outdoor decks to the north and
south, which offer panoramic views of East Austin. A gallery is housed on the main floor. A cool, monochromatic palette and spare aesthetic defines interior and exterior, schewing, at the owner’s request, any warming elements to provide a neutral backdrop for her art collection. Thus, finishes were selected to recede as well as for their longevity and low life scycle costs. Stair rails are steel, floors are sealed concrete and the base trim clear aluminum. Where walls are not exposed CMU, they are painted white. By design, the fireplace provides a singular source of warmth, the gas flame emanating from a bed of crushed glass, surrounded on three sides by a polished concrete hearth.

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May 21, 2014
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Since concrete block is porous, these are painted on the exterior. The interior face can be left untreated or use a clear sealer (with a matte finish).
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Thanks. And what color is the paint?
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June 23, 2013
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What color stain did you use?
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What color stain did you use? Sealer? Brands?
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Just wondering what type of sealer was used on the concrete blocks?
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Veneer MasonryThough you will sometimes see CMU exposed as the finish material, as shown here, concrete block is often hiding behind many other materials on buildings you see every day. In fact, block makes up most foundation walls that aren't poured concrete. A block wall is often covered by a finish coat of stucco or a veneer of brick, stone or cast stone applied directly to the block. Veneer masonry is made of thin slices of materials applied more like tile than standard stackable masonry units. Once the material has been installed with mortar, it is hard to tell you're not looking at a traditional stone or brick wall. Veneer is great for interior applications where you want the look of masonry without the weight.Anatomy of a Brick Veneer Wall
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Concrete block is an extremely affordable and durable material that can be used in almost any environment. Perfectly suited to wet environments, the CMU here mimics a muted gray limestone. The even tone and subtle joint tooling make it an unassuming backdrop to the crisp white tub and polished fittings.

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