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.

2 comments:

auntie frannie (aka grannie frannie) said...

Depending on what the engineer says, will you modify the plans to fit the barn, or will you modify the barn to fit the plans?
Making kitchen/dining open is a great idea - especially since so much of family and visiting time will be spent there (makes it more sociable for the cooks!).
Everything looks exciting. Great job guys!

Tim said...

Ben,

It's been a little while since I've visited the blog, but wow! How cool to see things coming along so well. It looks amazing in the plans. I can't wait to see it put together!

Where's the guest quarters for a family of 5? ;-)

--Tim