Some photographs of the first floor:
View if one enters from the Vernon Street door.
Looking right upon entering through the Vernon Street door one looks up the stair well. The door facing the camera is the mechanical room, the door on the left is the first floor bath.
View from the living area into the dining area. The over-sized chase for the duct-work and solar piping serves to divide the spaces. On the far wall above the window is the heat pump.
Looking from the dining area into the living room.
Our kitchen still needs a fair bit of work. The half wall needs a bar top, the far counter is plywood, and there are some cabinets that need to be put in.
Last summer I built the coat rack using live edge cherry from one of our trees and hooks from our local black smith Pierce Street Ironworks. The door to the cold storage room still needs to be constructed.
Reblogged this on Linda's New Garden & Wildlife Journey and commented:
The floors look great, awesome work!
The location for the HRV vents… is that ducting behind the wood finish? Did you frame it out and just trim it with the wood? I installed several large beams in my house for structural support and for aesthetics and I am using them as conduit for my wiring. I need to shim them out with 2×4’S drywall and trim out in wood and I like the of the drywall bottom face, wood sides.
Yes, it is ducting. It is 4′ wide so that it doesn’t look like a chase–which was a rather effective solution. The HRV ductwork can be seen in this post: https://spartanandhannah.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/ceilings-and-drywall/
We used I joists to provide the sides of the box so that we could easily create access points on the sides. You can catch a glimpse of the framing in this post: https://spartanandhannah.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/2011-10-29-visit-with-friends-retrieve-electric-stove/