SquallCo Development
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LoftHouse contemporary-exterior
 

LoftHouse

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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queuedc wrote:
Is your cedar siding specially engineered cedar to make it more resistant? Where could I find this material? - I am just starting a remodeling of a townhouse in Old Town, Alexandria in VA and part of the project is adding a roof terrace. I like the look of your project very much. I wanted to use Millenium Tiles but BAR does not approve.
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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.

Kevin
December 12, 2012 at 2:22PM     
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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!
December 12, 2012 at 2:51PM   
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