something concrete

You may have missed it but I mentioned a week or so back that we had just returned from renewing our 10th anniversary wedding vows in Palm Springs…

renewing the vows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… with besties Lupe and Matt, who were with us on the very same spot a decade ago. Both times at dawn, no less. Very good sports, I must say.

But this post isn’t really about that. It’s about my appreciation for the use of concrete at the recently restored midcentury modern rental home we stayed in…

the MCM house in palm springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know that sounds strange but bear with me and see if you don’t agree.

First of all, it looked as though tile had been removed from the floors to reveal the concrete underneath…

concrete floor view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The owners scored it and polished it. Nice detail…

scored concrete floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinda looks like terrazzo! So jealous. FYI, polished concrete is really difficult for a rattlesnake to move across… not that that will stop it from trying.

concrete floor with rattlesnake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No worries. It ended well.

There was plenty of concrete outside the house, too. Around the pool…

concrete with stone around the pool area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this look…

concrete with stone closeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the sides of the house…

concrete with stone along the side of the house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along the driveway…

concrete walk alongside the driveway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a cozy little concrete patio out front, too…

concrete patio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A peek over the wall (sorry, I couldn’t resist) at the house next door tells me it was likely remodeled by the very same owners. Similar patio design…

more concrete and stone next door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another nice pool. The front driveway, which is on a slope not too dissimilar from ours in Providence, is concrete and gravel, something we’ve thought might not be possible…

driveway on a slope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We keep thinking the gravel may want to travel out from between the pads but it doesn’t seem to be doing so here. Hmmmm.

This house had an awesome scored sidewalk to boot…

driveway with complimentary sidewalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard to tell from my early evening shot but that’s a gorgeous Corten wall in front of the house (click to biggify it and you’ll see it better).

Be still my beating heart.

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3 Responses to “something concrete”

  1. jc says:

    What, no comment about how snakes find concrete difficult to slither on?

  2. Brook says:

    heh heh.

  3. [...] bring up our recent trip to Palm Springs yet again. Last time it was the use of concrete at our vacation rental. This time it’s the tile in the bathroom of the casita next to the pool. [...]

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