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Rancho Mahalo - my new build in South Austin, TX
RanchoMahalo
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Joined: Sep 16, 2013
Posts: 3
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2013-09-17 12:15 am   Permalink

Aloha folks! - I've been looking around and enjoying posts here a long time, but lost my old account info. I'm a designer living in Austin, TX - and a longtime tiki fan. I finally have a project coming together thats worth posting and sharing, and could use use some good input here and there too. We have a cool little midcentury ranch home that we've been enjoying and doing improvements here and there for a few years, and finally we are ready to get the big screened in porch project - our South Austin Lanai - underway. I've got a great designer/builder I'm working with to bring Rancho Mahalo to life.

Heres a peek at the plan:


Its all screened in - so we don't have to worry with those Texas mosquitos and biting critters that can make relaxing with a Mai Tai a little difficult. All cedar construction and will have alot of cool custom tiki touches. Its going to be a big added area to enjoy at home. Nice modern A-frame roofline compliments the house and gives it a period shape - dig the custom "prow" shape at the top of the middle support beam.

The current patio is just a concrete slab with a small metal roof over it - we are taking the metal roof out and going over the top of the concrete with a raised deck to take in all of the space


The bar and furniture is from my good pal Von Franco, and used to be on his old tiki porch in Riverside, CA - we spent some good times hanging out back there, and now the bar is gonna get a new home here



Some great carvings from B-One Tikis




Landscaping is going in back there too - we had to hold it up a bit for construction to get going






But now it is rolling and progress is getting made - the subfloor going in:



And starting to rise up!




Super excited to get this project happening, and I'll share more progress and some sketches of ideas as we get further along

Thanks for all the great resources here, and figured this would be a great way to reintroduce myself to the Tiki Room Community!


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 439
From: SoCal
Posted: 2013-09-17 12:37 am   Permalink

Glad that bar went to someone who appreciates it. I spent quite a bit of time in franco's riverside tiki patio, smokin cigars and hangin out.

I look forward to the progress...


 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 117
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-09-17 07:17 am   Permalink

Now that's a serious project, have fun.

 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 606
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-09-17 07:34 am   Permalink

wow, that's some serious space!!! Im so jealous since Im in a little condo and have no where to go! lovin the tiki masks and animal print!!! Im betting your holding the good stuff back to wow us all once its done!!! Id love to do what your doing on my patio, maybe enclose it and give me more indoor/outdoor living space, but my evil H.O.A. and Commissar frowns on add-ons or any thing that looks different, I guess its time to move!!!
cant wait to see more!!!!!!!!!!!

pele


 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 415
From: western australia
Posted: 2013-09-17 07:50 am   Permalink

Heave-ho and up she rises!!! Man, this is exciting!!!

Best of luck, really look forward to more.





 
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Masher88
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Joined: Jul 15, 2011
Posts: 61
From: Cleveland, OH
Posted: 2013-09-17 12:18 pm   Permalink

Whoa! That's going to be killer!

 
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RanchoMahalo
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Joined: Sep 16, 2013
Posts: 3
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2014-02-08 10:57 pm   Permalink

We have made a ton of progress on Rancho Mahalo - but I've been bad about posting photos - the structure is now pretty much done, and moving on to do the finishing touches. Its coming together great!







 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2014-02-09 08:37 am   Permalink

Epic!

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5772
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-02-09 10:48 am   Permalink

WOW...very nice and a substantial amount of space to really swing out. There are so many great home bar pictures here, so with your architectural abilities, I know you will have an awesome looking place in the future.

Edit-forgot to say I love that bar, it is beautiful!!!

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RanchoMahalo
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Joined: Sep 16, 2013
Posts: 3
From: Austin, Texas
Posted: 2014-02-12 08:47 am   Permalink

Thanks - now the real fun begins furnishing the space - just had Woody build me a great swag lamp for the dining area - pics of the build of the lamp here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=10230&forum=18&start=360





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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 915
From: NJ
Posted: 2014-02-13 5:59 pm   Permalink

Nice build and beautiful lamp! Can't wait to see how you finish it. But what you've got so far looks great.
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 852
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-02-13 11:17 pm   Permalink

Looks great- and exponentially larger than the original patio. A-frames make everything better....

Look forward to seeing more updates!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6183
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-02-19 01:20 am   Permalink

Looks like you are doing it right, keep posting updates.

 
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Freeland
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Joined: Aug 19, 2013
Posts: 50
From: Tex
Posted: 2014-08-05 9:18 pm   Permalink

Amazing!

 
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Koitiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2007
Posts: 233
From: Austin
Posted: 2014-08-31 9:51 pm   Permalink

Looking good! Any new pics?

 
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