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    Monument Valley Progress…

    After not blogging or adding many images of all the process that the Monument Valley team has been making, I figure it’s about time.  The first set of images is of the kitchen, a project that has been my main focus for the house.  With a past experience in cabinetry, it has been really fun to be able to fully design not only the cabinets, but the details and countertop as well.  Bluff has given most of us the rare opportunity to actually turn our “non-conventional” designs into a reality, and the kitchen has been no exception.  I knew from the beginning with the materials we had available and what would be most budget friendly, I wanted to do the kitchen in an “industrial” look.  Offsetting the raw materials with the more finished pieces.  The cabinet doors and trim are out of knotty alder, with 3-form inserts in the doors.  The backsplash is a brushed/sanded aluminum, the countertop is poured in place concrete that was later stained and sealed to a rust-like color.  The shelving idea was meant to act as storage without completely hindering the view through the kitchen, and going along with the design, I ran galvanized steel pipes through the ceiling and countertops that then anchored framed shelves between the two.  Although I have done kitchen cabinetry and the like before, this one in particular has been the most fun and satisfying for me.  Okay enough about the kitchen, the other images are some of the main projects and ideas going into the home, and although they each deserve the same amount of description as I gave the kitchen, to be honest I wouldn’t be able to do them justice.  The team has settled into their own strong points and we’re looking forward to moving the modules off the property and into Monument Valley (which we are shooting for the 10th!).
     
    Monument Valley Kitchen

    Monument Valley Kitchen

    concrete countertop

    concrete countertop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    sink/backsplash

    sink/backsplash

    shelving connection

    shelving connection

     

    galvanized pipes

    galvanized pipes

    pipe/countertop detail

    pipe/countertop detail

     

    Cortland's door

    Cortland's door

    Scotty and the bathroom

    Scotty and the bathroom

     

    outer courtyard cladding

    outer courtyard cladding

    inner courtyard cladding

    inner courtyard cladding