Without a doubt, the "Pirate Ship Project" is the biggest head-turner we've built in our shop yard. When finished, it will be separated into the twenty or so pieces that are built to be put on the back of a semi truck and taken to Atlantic City, destined to be part of a public art installation. Ship design by Ilya and Emelia Kabokov, of Mattituck.
Category - Windows/Doors
Category - Remodels
Glass is the theme in this Greenport home's master bath (shown in the above post), from the frosted glass tile with the glossy glass accent, to the glass door knobs and cabinet pulls. Add the light granite and the white trim paint and you get an airy feel that compliments the water views. Vanity and door custom made in our shop.
Since the owners of this waterfront Greenport home wanted to update their windows without disturbing the rest of the house, replacement windows were the choice. While neither white nor vinyl (like those in mailers or TV commercials), these aluminum clad, wood windows were ordered to match the existing trim and then installed in place of the existing window sashes just like the rest.
The far end of this Southold addition is a four season sun room destined to be a winter garden. The rest of wall space is taken up almost entirely with windows and doors, effectively bringing the outside in. To keep the roof profile slim, rigid insulation was tightly fitted in between the framing, giving a much higher R-value than fiberglass batts.
The masonry fireplace, built as the main heat source for this Southold addition, dominates the dining room. The balcony, framed with reclaimed timbers by some Amish fellows from Pa., serves as a platform to entertain diners. The railing we built on site from pieces milled in our shop.
The trick on this job was to try and blend the new (mahogany floor planks and railing) and old (reclaimed timber framing). Keeping the details simple helped achieve that goal.
Gary, the boss, gives these banquettes a final once-over before they go to an upholsterer. Built in our Southold shop, the finished product will become new restaurant seating in a historic Jamesport inn. The inn recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation before we got there, so the bar is high.
Opposite sides of the same wall show the effectiveness of the full-wall transom windows in letting the light in. The bathroom is bathed in light from the skylight above, while the bedroom benefits from the overflow.
The owner of this Southold home designed this bench to be loaded with wood from the outside, then unloaded into the house from the porch. The custom screen panels are clear cedar while the decking and the bench are mahogany, all with a penetrating oil finish.
Increasingly these days we hear requests for improved energy efficiency from people looking to take advantage of government incentives. The owners of this Southold ranch cash in on a tax credit with the installation of replacement windows and an insulated front door. We also removed the old storm windows, gave the window exteriors a coat of paint, then installed new storms to give the whole house a fresh feel.
Category - Windows/Doors
The owner of this Greenport home was already loyal to a tile guy, so we covered the carpentry on this bathroom renovation. The custom made mahogany vanity was modeled off of a picture from a catalog except "a couple of inches taller" to meet the owner's specs. Built at our shop, it was assembled on site and then had the fixtures added.
This bathroom renovation ended up borrowing from the existing closets in the home. To make up for it, storage was added with custom doors, on the left of the shower, and a stowaway space above. Carrying the crown molding around the shower walls gave the room a fashion/function blend. The band of accent tiles go all the way around the room and match the floor.
This bathroom renovation (see above) took place in a classic waterfront home in Greenport. The accent tiles in the spirals are clear glass. This allows the light to shine all the way through, giving them real depth. The cast iron tub (new) and the heater (original) help the room blend back in with the rest of the house.
These wide-plank floor boards are original to this Greenport home. We removed layers of old finish, smoothed out the major imperfections and stained it a few shades darker. We then filled the joints with rope, caulked in place, and oiled the whole deal. The result is a fresh finish with an old feel.
This rental property had a full overhaul to restore some of its former glory. The period details were restored with modern materials like pre-painted cement siding and white PVC trim, which don't really require maintenance, making it ideal for this use. Greenport.
In a space-starved environment, it becomes important to use what you've got. Here, the stairway houses the utilities below the landing, storage under the stairs and shelves between the exposed stringers. No waste. Greenport.
Category - Built-Ins
Gary Loveless, the boss himself, giving a window and it's trim a final once-over before it's painted. Just about everything we do gets his inspection.
These shingles took a long hot bath in order to relax enough to bend like this. Since then, its been over eight years of cold showers on this third floor, east facing boat-house gable. Greenport.