Progress three ways!

A few updates on Pershing to kick off the week…

 

The geothermal pipes are in! The wells will be drilled soon…more later on that! This photo was taken from what will soon be our new utility room looking west toward the kitchen and our back door.

 

The old stairs have been removed to make way for the new switch back stairs that will provide access to the second floor. This photo was taken from the vantage point of the new side entry front door looking east. The room at the end will serve as our conference room. In case we have not said this before, the ceiling height on the first floor is nearly eleven feet!

 

The upstairs walls are down and the space has opened up! For the most part, the top floor will be without walls, less the minor walls that will partially wrap the stair opening. The lion’s share of the architectural detailing will be entirely overhead where we have removed as much framing as possible, but are still left with lots of beams and bracing. In the photo below you will note that we are utilizing two ceiling heights. The fantastic two Toms at Cohen Architecture have devised a platform that will float nine feet off the floor giving us storage space above. On either side of the platform, the ceiling jumps up to twelve feet offering us a great open studio space.

 

In a few days we’ll tell you about the two matching neon signs that we found in the attic. They’ve been restored, less a little accident…more later on that. Have a great week!

 

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