Where Rustic Living Meets Refined Elegance

Friday, December 26, 2008


Well we finally did it! We have our permit to move forward and turn this crap shack of a barn (pardon my French) into a home.

We thought we had done our homework before we bought this place but we now know that when the County Building & Planning says "No problem" what they really mean is "No problem for us but we can't guarantee that for you". Shortly after applying for our permit we were informed, contrary to what they previously told us, that we would have to make many unnecessary and expensive alterations to the property and structure one of them being the need to raise the entire 3800 sq ft structure 3 feet above ground. And the fight was on! So after a long and exhausting battle I can proudly yet somewhat feebly say "We won!" No septic replacement, no energy calcs, no floor framing plan, no internal fire sprinklers, no replacing the roof and exterior cedar shingles and no raising this behemoth above ground!

Now the real work begins. I'll be uploading pictures from start to finish so everyone can experience the insanity with us.


  1. Congrats and sorry it took so long.

  2. I am so happy that things are happening! I love that you got your bath and that your wonderful husband moved the wall! I can't wait for it to be done so I can see your vision.
    How long do you think it will take you guys to finish it?
    I love you guys! I hope I get to see you soon! I am really happy that finally your home will be everything you want it to be!



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