Retro Industrial in a century old storefront home

 

A young vibrant couple looked for their turn of the century home to be more of an expression of themselves.  I was first commissioned by Jacob Laws to build the room divider.  This gave much needed storage and display space.  Along with a bit of separation in the voluminous main room.  It's oak, steel and soapstone construction brings industrial chic into the home.

The owners and I then collaborated on the fireplace renovation.  The previous owner had sorta thrown it together.  That was scrapped and a new slate hearth, stonework and steel and walnut panels installed.  

The wife is a talented seamstress and wanted a work table to match her new pieces in the home.  I designed and built the cedar and zinc piece.  The cedar was finished using the ancient Japanese art of Shou-Sugi-Ban wood burning.  The zinc top will add it's own character over it's life as it's patina changes.

 

 
Fireplace Redux with walnut, steel, stacked stone & slate

Fireplace Redux with walnut, steel, stacked stone & slate

Oak and Steel Divider Wall  Photo by David Nelson

Oak and Steel Divider Wall  Photo by David Nelson