Here are some early shots of the finished interiors at the Akley Road project. This is phase two, year two, of this project. Phase one was exterior work which includes a new timber-frame barn, new entry porch, new screen porch, new exterior deck, new driveway and new landscaping. Phase two has included work on most of the existing interiors including a new kitchen, new bathrooms and the removal of many interior walls to open up the plan. The result of all this work is a greater sense of connection between the buildings and the site, open interior spaces filled with natural light, and a paring down of unnecessary interior partitions and finishes in a way that shows off the simple beauty of the timber frame. Interior lighting design by Tim Mathiesen of Brilliant Lighting Design & Digital Imaging in Brattleboro, VT.
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.