The exterior work is wrapping up at the Akley Road project. The barn has been stained and is now complete. The front porch (on the west end of the house) is finished, and the screen porch (on the east end of the house) is nearing completion. It is now possible to see how the project as a whole engages the site. The barn and house are situated on axis, creating an entry court between them. With the addition of the porches and stone retaining walls, the project is rooted in the site with a series of strong horizontal lines that follow the existing terrain and tree line. Work on the interior phase of the project will begin this summer.
Framing for the Akley Road car barn project is underway. The heavy timber frame is made of locally-milled, rough-sawn Hemlock. The barn is situated on axis with the existing timber frame house, creating an entry court between the two buildings. New stone walls further define this space and anchor the re-configured driveway to the sloping site. Foundation piers have been poured for a new entry porch on the house as well as for a new screen porch at the other end of the house.