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Albany Architect Designs Grist Mill Renovation

A LEAP Architect is helped a couple renovate an existing grist mill (formerly transformed into a residence) to include a master bedroom suite. This Grist Mill Renovation was an exercise in combining modern amenity with rustic design.  

 

New Design Brings Life Back to this Old Mill

The Grist Mill

The Grist Mill

Many existing features of the original mill exist throughout the home, like this grinding stone making its new home inlaid into the pavers of the patio. The architect usually designs with the intent to enhance existing features of buildings, adding value to what the owners already have.

Original Grinding Stone

Original Grinding Stone

The existing timber frame is throughout the home, and our next design moves will help compliment the amazing wood look and feel!

Existing Timber Frame

Existing Timber Frame

How to compliment the existing mill features?

Existing barn with old timbers and wood

Existing barn with old timbers and lumber

On the property is a barn filled with old timbers and lumber.

We spent a Sunday afternoon white-washing some samples of the lumber and will use it to clad the new interior design.

White-washed samples

White-washed samples

Selecting the right stain, and the right amount of coats is key!

Some of the results we have gotten from the old lumber is truly beautiful, and will compliment the existing interiors with its warmth and ability to reflect daylight.

When designed well, sustainability can be worked into projects in the form of recycled materials.

Salvaged wood

Salvaged wood

In this case, the salvaged wood will compliment the current structure, while providing a fresh modern warmth.
A master bedroom suite will be part of the renovation of the existing building.

The white washed, salvaged wood will be used to wrap the vanity + desk island, and also be selectively installed on walls at the entry to the space.

More information will be posted as the project progresses! We’ve finished most of the design work, and will be bidding the project to contractors very soon. Stay tuned.

 

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.leaparchitecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/eric_davenport-blog-profile.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Eric Davenport, a native Up-State New Yorker, began LEAP Architecture in 2003 at age 23 while designing projects for Haitian education efforts and working to achieve efficient agricultural-based solutions for Haitian families. Eric’s projects in New York include both commercial and residential architecture specializing in energy efficient and net-zero buildings.

Questions about your next design project? Contact Eric.

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