Our BIG BOX


We’ve been joking a bit around here about our construction being really quite ugly.  We know it will be lovely eventually, but as it is two stories (and yet not OBVIOUSLY two stories), it looks over-sized and sort of terrible right now.  You see, the top is actually a deck and you are seeing the railing on top.  Right now it just looks like a big box store though….sort of like a COSTCO or something.  My architect (yeah, my Dad!), laughed about how homely his child was too.  I appreciated how he said that we have to believe in the design and wait and see.  The drawings look great, so we have to trust that it will all work out in the end.  For now, it is ugly though.

IMG_0188A whole lot has gotten done this week.  The good weather brought action!

Here is the inside of the studio area, looking towards the door that will lead to our back deck.  I think my kiln will go in the left hand corner; a big work table in the middle, and bike storage under the stairs (the ladder right now) to the right.

IMG_0189 From this view, you are looking up the soon-to-be stairs.  It’s pretty fun being up on top of the sun deck looking out at the neighborhood!

IMG_0190 And what is this?  It’s the sauna!  Yes indeed, Brad and I figured that we are bound to be Oregonians for life, and that means coming up with a suitable way to cope with the ages-long winter.  You can’t run off to Mexico constantly, so you need to come up with a way to warm your bones.   This deck off the kitchen is going to be super nice too.  I imagine sitting here meditating when it rains…. which you know, it sometimes does.IMG_0191I’ll be sure to post new pictures this week, because truth-be-told, these are old already.  Onward!


2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Anne

    Once you have a sauna and a sunroof, you won’t be able to get rid of me.

    May 21st, 2014

  2. Maria B.

    I am so happy for you guys! Can’t wait to see the finished product. I know it will be gorgeous and a real luxury.

    May 29th, 2014

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