Thursday, March 24, 2011

Exterior cladding, floors and painting finished

Here are some new photos of the house.  The exterior cladding is almost complete.  All of the brick, the siding and most of the cedar shakes are in place now.  Inside, the floors have been put in, the painting has been completed and most of the fixtures are in place.

The birth of American Modernism

In January, I was in Manhattan where I stumbled across the house of American modernist architect William Lescaze.  Lescaze is one of the pioneers of modernism in America and was clearly a man well ahead of his time.  He designed and built this home in 1933.  It must have seemed completely out of place in the 30s when he built it, but today it looks very contemporary.