SquallCo Development
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LoftHouse contemporary-exterior


We developed an old commercial garage into a modern residential loft-like townhouse. It featured a green roof, wide-open spaces, great natural light, trim-less details, and a cedar rain screen.

The ground floor was left open and somewhat industrial, with the original i-beam exposed. While that floor would work great as a living room, we wanted to make it an inspiring space for artists and other creative types to work, too.

Upstairs was designed to be more refined, though equally loft-like and open. We added skylights and a roofdeck and flooded the space with high quality natural light. A juliet balcony was brought back to life off the second floor.

Up on the roof, we created an urban oasis - an ipe and cedar deck, green roof, and cedar rain screen were created to give the new owners a great place to spend a summer evening, enjoying their view of the skyline.

Combining both existing materials such as the i-beam and exposed brick with clean, modern lines, we created a unique, open space for live / work urban lifestyles.

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It is not a special cedar. It is 2" x 2" cedar over a rain screen installation. There are gaps of 1/4" between each board. We used a clear coat on the cedar, but the wood itself is nothing special. If you need assistance, please feel free to get in touch.

Thanks for the nice words.

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Kevin: so kind of you to answer so quickly! Thank you. We are just getting started and I was SO happy to find Houzz. I can't believe I did 2 huge renovations in 4 unit buildings in past 2 years (DC, Hoboken) not knowing about Houzz. I am know doing my own house so it's never too late!
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