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Match captions left to right.)
A new portico.
(1) This beautiful front door and access deck....
(2) This small deck was built in Marblehead three years ago and is unique in its design as it is 12 feet up, supported by two giant knees below. The gate to the right was necessary in order to bring large items such as furniture up to the third floor.
(3) This large entertainment center was custom built for a homeowner in Marblehead who wanted us to remove the existing random shelving and replace it with this highly efficient unit. It is approximately 8 feet wide X 7 feet high and was brought in in three pieces. The left portion is two feet deep in order to accommodate the television and other components. The drawers below a massive in order to house a variety of CDs, VHS tapes and Cassette tapes. Each drawer will extend beyond the cabinet effortlessly with as much as 150 pounds in it. This homeowner has a flair for decorating with family photography so the right section does its job extremely well.
This kitchen (above photos) was truly a challenge. Our goal was to eliminate all protruding pipe chases which defined the shape and limited the efficiency of the old kitchen. To make matters worse drain pipes from the bathroom overhead were below the ceiling allowing only six feet of height. After four months of planning we ended up with a plan that would literally double the size of the kitchen and by removing a wall open up to the dining area. Major construction, plumbing and electrical alterations were required in order to accommodate our goals yet with careful regular planning and flexible cooperation we succeeded in achieved total success.
Cherry cabinetry was made to our specifications by a local cabinet maker. Corian countertops and top of the line appliances gave the customers the warmth they desired. The flooring is "Old Growth" Southern yellow pine sawn from old beams purchased from Northfield Restorations in New Hampshire. The customer personally handpicked through over 3,000 board feet in order to get the 300 bd. ft. that was needed. In fact the customer actually participated in the installation of the floor.
(1) This media center was designed to meet very specific requirement. Size and shape were determined by the room with no flexibility. A specific number of components had to be accommodated around the 42" projection television. We designed special pull out CD shelves to hold over 300 CDs. The Cassette tape unit on the right side of the unit also holds up to 300 tapes. The drawers to the left can hold up to 100 VHS tapes. And get this, every component can be pulled out of its own shelf to make wiring connections much easier.