"it seems counterintuitive, but half the experience of living indoors is seeing the outdoors.”

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The upper level features a master suite with a two-sided gas fireplace. Too hot for the fireplace you say?
No problem, just open the doors and make a direct connection with the outdoors to cool naturally. The entire wall completely opens to the outside.



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This custom stone, see-through/double-side gas fireplace did require extensive engineering and hard work,
but the results nicely contribute to the soothing of this bedroom sanctuary.



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And finally, the suite also features extensive room for clothing, shoes, and more.
The seven vintage wood and antique glass doors conceals almost fifteen feet of storage space,
including our very own custom pull-out shoe rack.



Behind The Scenes:



ecember 16, 2011:
This High Definition See Thru Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with river rocks (instead of fake wood logs) by Napoleon is the focal point of both the bedroom and the bathroom. The extensive stone work is hiding innovative engineering to support the heavy additional weight.

More on that below.


December 16, 2011:
Same fireplace, viewed from the bathroom side.
The empty space in the foreground will be featuring a deep soaking, bubble massage tub.
Also quite noticeable on the left is the NanaWall glass walls door system. These completely opens to a 24' long private balcony. 







November 14, 2011:
he entire structure is 'floating', meaning it is actually suspended and supported by the existing, steel reinforced chimney.

Some of those engineering details can be better seen on another photograph below.


October 01, 2011:
Our mason is slowly but surely making progress.




March 24, 2011:
Our welders here starts fabricating our suspended system.
You can see here on none of the structural work is touching the subfloor.
By the way, the reason for such a time lapse here is that we had the mason working outside for most of the spring and summer.

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