Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
It will be an open floor plan both upstairs and downstairs with some delineation between the front gallery display area, the loom room, and the sewing/cutting area in the back. The image with the blue wheelbarrow in it is the North end of the building which will house our huge cutting table. We are very pleased with the raised ceiling and wrap around windows in this space- part of it was once an enclosed porch which we opened up to let all that great North light in....
The mahogany banister and stairway is staying put, just needs a little TLC.
Once the house was jacked up to level it, most of the clapboard siding which we were hoping to reclaim, cracked and split. There was no siding (!) between the old clapboard and the brick piles inside the framing which served as insulation (!) for the last 150 years. So at least we will be warm and cozy...
Friday, November 21, 2008
October 24, 2008. After months of waiting, we are finally issued our building permit. Work may now begin on our building. First step is to button it up for the winter. We are eager to join the vibrant arts community that is the Arts District on Beekman in Saratoga Springs, NY.