|Off center tile inlays beckon the visitor to climb
the stairs. Stairs are stucco, too. Quarry tile inlay matches the
or quarry tile on the
patio floor. Note how tops of columns are rounded for good water shed.
Color on walls is #53 from La Habra stucco. Stairs are #478, "trabuco".
Most of this project is my design.
More details here
|Scuppers, or drainage channels, are made from "tejas", or
tiles. The boys did a nice job on the moulding, which
mimics the house. The band at top provides a drip edge, and mimics
the bands and sills on the existing circa 1920
|Quarry tile cap adds color and functionality.
Quarry tile matches old patio floor and our inlay. Tiles are grouted with the same stucco color for a true embedded look.
|Stars brighten up this chocolate
brown wall. Stars are placed on the
location of the old washers. The
odd spacing adds a cool effect
and attracts attention to our wall.
|I spray painted the cast iron stars
white. Stars were put on the brown coat and the finish coat put on last to add an embedded look. Stucco color is a custom mix from Expo stucco in San Diego.
|Old wall redone to authentic
historic appearance on this 1828 building in Georgetown.
Color is yellow sand and white
portland cement. In those days they would have used sand from the Potomac river, two blocks away, and white lime from the limestone kilns here in Georgetown.
|Old mortar removed from old soft
porous brick with an electric
Bricks are chipped for a good bond.
LEFT: Still below freezing the first
week of March. Plastic heat tent
allows work to proceed in sub-freezing temperatures.
Redwood details are put on our finished wall.
Color is "oatmeal" from Merlex stucco in Orange, California.