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Cliff House at night from across the water contemporary exterior

Cliff House at night from across the water

Cliff House at night.

Photo by Tim Bies

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jlylests wrote:
The railing - Beautiful home! Can you tell me about the railing you used? Thank you
   Comment   April 3, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in my work. This is a custom system using stainless steel bars as well as stainless steel cable and was fabricated and installed by U. S Sheetmetal of Tacoma, WA. The primary design concept was to create something robust but relatively transparent visually that would not require maintenance.
April 4, 2014 at 3:28pm   
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Tracey Markle-Smith wrote:
Where is this home? Lovely
   Comment   May 8, 2013
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Thanks for the interest in the work. This home is on the waterfront in Gig Harbor, Washington.
May 8, 2013 at 10:24pm   
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riorancho wrote:
love the lighting - I believe my LED wall art would fit perfect in a house like this. has examples
   Comment   March 13, 2013
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Yes, I agree. LED lighting has made huge strides and we are using with more frequency.
March 18, 2014 at 11:59am   
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This is very modern.
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Back of house idea.
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railing on the deck
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floating dock for scull and kayak.
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Built into the cliff
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Kapel house
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indoor out req bedrooms at street level or above
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great waterfront home
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Great waterfront home
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