Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Look Back II

First of all, I want to let those of you who may be interested in the architecture of William Bernoudy know about this great book:

There are also some great resources and local blogs that deal extensively with Bernoudy's work - just google and enjoy.

On the particular project I worked on the interior seemed, in many ways, deceptively simple. Upon completion the complicated substrate for the finishes and geometry are covered in wood and plaster, leaving the viewer only a few clues of this inner complexity.

We used a custom finish on fir to match the cypress in the original part of the house.

The kitchen is cherry with granite counter tops.

Years later I helped a new owner restore the original stained concrete floors. We had a high degree of success despite some stubborn stains that would require judicial use of rug and furniture placement.