Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Final stages of siding and some odds and ends

Our Heatilator! It will be vented through insulated stove pipe that goes straight up through the floor of the loft and then the roof.

The Heatilator unit is framed into this half wall that partly surrounds the stair well to the first floor. To the left of the fireplace is a niche for wood storage (our Heatilator is wood burning, not gas).

Leo working on the door that will *some day* lead to the deck -- right now it leads to a deadly drop of 20+ feet (it's got a lock on it...)

Some of the last sections of MDO going up.

The front elevation looks like hell right now, what with the pump jacks, missing pieces of MDO, missing windows, and two-tone priming job...

Here one of the most interesting visual features of the exterior elevations begins to take shape. The rendering below shows how the architects conceived a sloping section of barn board siding on the front of the house. For a more lengthy discussion of the evolution of the exterior design of the house click here then here then here then here and finally here.

This triangular bump out will ultimately be sheathed in barn board.

This is the architect's rendering of how the bumped out section on the front of the house will look. If you read the older posts linked above you will have a better understanding of the reasoning behind these "bump outs". ©Jasonoah Design Build

This image and those that follow are of the back of the house. Here you can see this bumped out section has been sheathed with barn siding - the ORIGINAL siding that was on the barn when we purchased it. The bump out on the front of the house (above) will also be sheathed in barn siding. ©Jasonoah Design Build

The effect is better than I could ever have imagined. I love the juxtaposition of the old and the new. (This whole project is an exploration of such contrasts.) I also really like how we were able to incorporate some of the look and feel of the barn's original exterior sheathing into the barn's reincarnation. I guess for me it kind of ties the two together and brings the past into one's experience of the present. More to come - exciting to see it take shape.

1 comment:

Jessica Kantrowitz said...

I just keep saying "wow," but, wow. It's an amazing project, conceptualized and actualized. I'm so proud of you, and excited for the day when you actually move in!