So the exhibition opening went very well. There were a lot of people there and some fairly interesting conversations about the state of architecture in Maine. Probably 2/3 of the people were architects but that still left a fair number of non-architects who were eager to see all the projects. So a virtual round of applause to Carol Wilson, Gavin Engler, and Mary Owen Bibikian for putting this all together. This has been a dream of Carol's and I say job well done. I hope some of you (if any of you are still out there) can check it out. Our model is right in the front window. Also, look for a spread on the show (and our model) in next month's issue of Maine Home + Design. According to Rebecca, the Managing Editor, they gave us ample space.
So some of you have asked for pictures of the interior. Well, it's not quite finished yet but I am posting a few recent photos. Please forgive the quality.
First, here is the proof that Ramona can indeed climb ladders.
The hood is from eBay as is the Miele cooktop. The rear wall hanging apparatus and spice jars are from IKEA. Still missing the countertops but the plan is to put those in this fall.
Skylights. Yes, they need 2 more coats of paint.
The medicine cabinet I built with leftover plywood from the floor and scraps of mahogany from Attila's shop.
The footrest on the futon is not a sculptural statement. That is our feeble attempt to keep Shanks off the futon. It doesn't always work. And besides, there's always the bed.
The inside of the opening is complete. Still working on the area around the deck but still expect to have that finished up this year.