Little Compton, Rhode Island barn residence
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Yesterday I went down to RI to help the crew finish up--under some
pressure with flights today to bring them home west to their loved ones
for Christmas. They have been working well into the night most of last
week to insure they did not leave a lot of unfinished details so there
was a manageable mess to clean up by the time I got there....which paled
in significance to the sheer beauty of this crafted, coastal beauty. I
must say that the color palette of the light gray siding, clear vertical
grain doug fir treated with Penofin (Brazilian rosewood oil--all
natural), the rustic red roof, copper balusters and a slew of
magnificent recessed panel beaded fir wainscoting doors is truly stunning.
The clients and crew were ALL in tears as the guys left--and after they
were gone Paul told me with tears in his eyes that he had not bargained
for this as part of the contract--growing so close to the "boys" that
he would cry at their departure. It was a beautiful compliment to their
work and care....that can only come from the heart. I marvel that after
a couple of months we are all now friends for life...with overtures
already being made to get them back for the interior....stay tuned.
From an objective perspective--I would say that this barn is as perfect
a project as I could ever hope to be a part of...with the added French
balcony on the north gable and a generous deck on the south end
overlooking the back forty--complete with an outdoor shower and a horse
petting stair landing....agenda driven all the way but merging all their
passions into a seamless structure. I feel very blessed to have been a
part of it and thank God for the blessing of these clients with whom I
corresponded for about five years before we got to go vertical.....well
worth the wait.
Have a blessed Christmas--wherever you may be.