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.

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