about the renovation of our new north Portland Church into our future home!

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Lately I’ve been thinking about how to discourage tagging and graffiti, which ichocolate bldg2s a bit of an issue in the neighborhood. I’m trying to consider this when deciding on the final design of the exterior.  Taka recommended this Hardi Select Cedarmill siding , which arrives primed and we can paint whatever color we want.  I’d like to use the Metro chocolate brown color, and achieve something like this at right: (it’s actually the AIA building in the pearl)

I’d like to go with a prevailing dark color, with a strip-like planter box along the front from which tall native grasses would sprout.  I’d like to also train plants up a trellis to cover much of the large exposed wall.  Maybe throw up some randomly selected “boards” of various natural shades, in an attempt to solve the tagging problem by having the ability to immediately cover tags as they happen strip by strip in a random way….

I like the look of this as a recurring theme throughout the exterior and interior….. I’m thinking of how to incorporate this random-mosaic wood feel in either the fence, interior walls, kitchen cupboards or all three.

IMG_1392 Anxiously awaiting our Pre-app with the city where we will apply for an appeal to a building code which requires separately independent structural walls for each unit. This is also where we get to make sure with city planners that our flag-lot land division plan will be approved.

SO, this appointment is Sept 2nd, and pivotal for the project.  Wish us luck!


Written by lilylivered

August 21, 2009 at 1:03 am

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