The moment of painting has been a very highly anticipated event. Especially when it comes to these block walls that became very grungy during the last months of construction. When building a house of daylight there is no color like white.
Even after one coat of paint the block walls started to meld into the the other walls, while still stating their strong and heavy presence as the roots of the house.
After getting both block forms painted, thoughts went immediately to the fireplace that will eventually sit between them. While not block, its shape will still mimic the block forms so that the three will create a sort of harmony together. The wrap around, built-in couch also is laid out in tape on the floor in the background.
Christine tackled the ins and outs of the kitchen as we prepared for cabinets.
I focused on cladding the kitchen island that lies between the fir posts. The 8" boards are a connection to the 8" concrete block size that lies across the room.
Here you can see how those fir posts rise up out of the block walls and kitchen island in a way that establishes both of them as the "roots" or "base" of the structure of the house.
The alignment of the island walls and the block walls also lends to connecting these similar forms. The posts' white base steps up as the height of the roof and columns rise toward the back of the house. These walls also frame the space of the dining table that will eventually lie at the center of this room.