To take us back
this used to be a window...that had ivy growing inside--into the house--
we removed that old cracked leaky window and replaced it with double french doors and poured the concrete to stop, so that a porch could be added later
That's the nice thing about living in your construction...3 years later....
after we had the concrete poured and after finding out that we would not be able to add the loggia on the other side of the room and after we had the window taken out and the doors installed
we changed our minds!
this became...the door to nowhere
we gathered up cute carpenter man for his thoughts
and trust me...his thoughts equal his brawn!
We came up with a plan to turn the door to nowhere into a window bump-out
it was such a simple solution really
at least simple for him..
this is him without his knee braces after his double knee surgeries
and his trusty helper Mr. PV!
talent with a saw
this photo does not do justice to how great this looks...
it is completely in sync with the groove of the stone
talent with a level
I have yet to find one thing these two cannot do
and you would never know that they each have a real job
and cute carpenter man has a remodel project of his own
but I have found he kind of folds under the pressure of
I will take the credit for extra fabric on the ceiling and how about that great light fixture from
So I asked cute carpenter man about window facts for you
These vinyl casement windows are about 2 x more expensive than the double glass windows we had custom made to fit our project.
He told me the windows we have used almost entirely at 822 are considered more industrial. They don't open so you must adhere to fire codes and have an escape
There are so many outside doors to 822, we were able to use this much cheaper window solution
and I believe a much prettier window solution
(a window that contains two pieces of thermal glass injected with a gas to form a seal)
it's a matter of choice he told me
because it also takes about half the time to install the vinyl windows
so if you are not a DIY-er it could be cheaper in the long run to have real windows installed
(these 3x6 thermal glass cost about $80 each and a window about $200)
(there's that darn ivy!)
We are planning on copper for the roof
It looks like the door to nowhere has always been
I found the cutest little chess table that will fit just right in here for
some real fun and a great view
and those wonderful diamond bevel windows which prompted this whole project...
a great find on 6th Street in Amarillo...$135 for them!!!
They are removable for easy cleaning if you like to clean one pane at a time
As it all turned out...I'm pretty happy that this ended up being a window rather than a door
I can just imagine Coach Been and Mr. PV pondering their chess plays...cozy as two guys can be!