We’ve made a lot of headway since we last shared progress photos. With ceiling heights soaring at 25′, scaffolding is a must during construction. Shown above is a view of the family room just after the fireplace was built out. The ceiling was opened up to expose the scissor trusses and turned buckle details (photo below).
This is the view from the second floor overlooking the family room and the grand fireplace. Cut-outs on the right of fireplace are for log storage. The fireplace is the focal point of the room and clad in stone slabs from TransCeramica.
Family Room and Kitchen
This is one of my favorite spots in the house. Colleen’s office overlooks the entire living space from above. This is the bell tower, a very vertical space with a 30′ ceiling height. The room will have a glass floor. We’re still unsure what this room will be used for. So many possibilities!
Stained glass windows will be the focal point of the kitchen. Kitchen cabinetry is custom hickory, floors are white oak, counters are white quartzite from Caesar Stone.
Turn buckle ceiling detail
We also wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the finishes…
This month’s post is an introduction to one of my dream projects – a church conversion to a single family home. I have teamed up with my good friend and architect Elissa Scrafano. Over the past year we’ve created a design that will evolve into a stunning piece of architecture once completed. This would not be possible without having imaginative clients that value innovative design.
This church was built in the early 1900’s . The architecture offers unique possibilities that are not common in traditional homes:
-Vaulted ceilings create expansive space and a sense of awe.
– Large arched stained glass windows flood the space with natural light.
– Exposed brick provides texture, richness and character.
Although we will take cues from the existing functionality of the site, we plan to create unexpected elements and pairings fit for this young urban family. Below are some design details we are using as inspiration for the project. As you can see, there is a juxtaposition between the rustic and refined. We’ll be blogging and photo documenting the progress of the project as it develops. Hope you enjoy the ride!
Built in seating concept.
Dining Concepts and Details:
Living room volumetric space concepts:
Interesting stair treatments: Kitchen cabinetry and finishes: