Restoration and improvement projects
on the Poway Adobe Home
Plastic tub/shower enclosure in guest bathroom replaced with Mexican Talavera tile
Weathered adobe steps on West side of house Satillo tiled
Front door landing and planter re-tiled with Mexican Talavera accent tile
(plain terracotta tile removed)
Rotted redwood and glass deck rail replaced with properly flashed rustic treated-wood deck rail,
with hot galvanized cable and hardware
Mexican Talavera tile added to bricked-in courtyard window
(The other side of this feature frames the master bedroom's bed headboard)
Waterwise garden, Baja cresta red-rock edging, and compacted decomposed granite pathway
added in West yard.
Landscaping and sprinklers moved away from adobe retaining wall.
West retaining wall and steps coated with "Mission style adobe plaster"
Plastering the steps was like icing a six layer chocolate cake
21 custom tiles by a local Escondido Artist adorn the wall,
depicting all the wild animals seen in our yard
tiles set on the scratch coat
The before pictures, showing slow erosion of bricks from previous
owner's sprinklers spray on wall and steps
is a website containing information about our Olson 911s, for racing
crewmembers and daysailing & cruising guests
Don and Valorie