Thursday, June 22, 2006

An update...

Many people are asking, "What's happening with the barn house?" So, here's the scoop:

The approved schematic plans, completed a couple of weeks ago, are in the hands of the restoration folks at Early New England Restorations. They are working with their engineer to see whether our plans are compatible with our barn frame. This is is critical step. The vision of the architects needs to match the structural realities of a nineteenth century barn frame. It could be that there will need to be some changes to the plans as a result. We are keeping our fingers crossed! Once the engineer gives the OK to the plans, the architects will then be able to proceed with drawing up actual constrution documents. Once we have these, we can begin getting bids from builders. And so the timeline continues to expand. I'd be pleased if we are able to break ground by August at this point.