All full house projects become my babies and a lot of hard work goes into the birth process. THIS one has been like septuplets… in a very good way. I had the opportunity to change the exterior; adding much of the stone on the lake side, redesigning the posts and corbels and designing the front door.
I had nothing to do with the amazing view but I surely do appreciate it. This is lake living at its finest.
We had to put things on hold for a while and recover from the economic collapse but boy was it fun to get back in the saddle last week. I love a timberframe!
As we speak, Bobby the amazing builder (yes, I say that as one long word) is creating the custom cabinets.
The speak-easy door is so pretty. I especially love it from the outside where you can see the ironwork.
The plank walls will be stained with a semi-transparent glaze with a gray-green tint.
We are working on a very special cabinet that will mirror the arch of the framing on the back wall of the kitchen.
And THIS bad boy is a ginormous display cabinet in the dining room. It is made out of persimmon wood. Isn’t that grain fabulous? It will have shelves to hold beautiful white ironstone and four banks of drawers on the bottom.
Those floors. Oh yeah. They are made of wide plank mahogany cut from trees on the family’s farm. AND they really are put together with pegs…by hand. Can you see my smile?
What to do in a basement with a drop in ceiling? Well not the norm, that’s for sure. We thought of using cork but in the end Bobby and the owner came up with this idea and I think it is great.
While we are focusing on neat details how about this little touch? The door stops.
Hopefully, we will soon get to turn to the furniture and decorating.
Hoist a sail and enjoy the sunset before it gets too cold to do so.
Love ya Lake Martin.