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Asian-inspired living area

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Thirty-five years after the firm originally designed this vacation residence, its new owners sought to rejuvenate the house while preserving its spaces, seasoned tones, and texture. Clad inside and out almost entirely in twelve-inch wide cypress boards, the original house exuded a straightforward simplicity the owners wished to maintain. By constraining the palette of materials and
reusing salvaged parts of the existing house, the line between new and old becomes nearly imperceptible, limited only to minimal inflections in finish.

In the enlarged and updated baths, and in the modernized kitchen and dining terrace, a dense glacial sedimentary sandstone is used for its fine workability into a variety of finishes. In this way the stone varies subtly, only in texture, as it is reapplied from one surface to another: horizontal walking surfaces are rendered
with a smooth honed finish, vertical wall surfaces with a rough flamed finish, and countertops in a gloss... more

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smart_mind6 said:

To be honest i like the woodwork,it seems to me of high quality specially the work on walls.
patio wooden doors

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