Open Studio!

May 29, 2012

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This month has been a milestone for GreenBridge and The Riverview Company.  After almost 5 years of being in business, we have moved into our new studio space! I wanted to give you a tour of our new space and share its history. Our little barn building was built in the late 18th century. When we first moved to our house, this out-building was nearly falling down the hill to its rear and was 11” out of plumb. It was all potential, but my husband Steven and I loved it at first glance.

It’s been nine years and slow going construction-wise, diversions like our toddler, then a new baby, challenging careers, LEGOS… all were in collusion to the barn not getting finished. For the most part I didn’t think about it and have made a small office next to the kids’ bedrooms work. Steven (my husband and business partner) pressed on, slow but steady. Within our first week in the house, he raised the rear of the barn and installed new foundation piers. As time went on, he built out the interior of the first floor for his cabinetry shop and repaired the clapboards and trim on the exterior.

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Steven in his shop.

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He built an amazingly WIDE stair to the second floor space, with careful detailing that gained us a dry storage shed below the stairs.

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They’re also great for hanging out

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Under construction

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Steven and friends added the dormers last fall, which make the space comfortable and roomy, with space for a future bathroom and storage.

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The studio!  This view is toward the PowWow River and the little green bridge

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Future window-seat location

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Steven built a beautiful conference table using salvaged lumber from a 17th century Amesbury Point Shore structure, a piece I will always treasure.

I’m thrilled to be in the space and can now testify more strongly than ever to the power of design. This space, so perfect for me and my work, is conducive to happy production, collaboration and creativity.

For more information or to schedule a visit, feel free to contact me at juli@greenbridgearchitects.com

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

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7 Responses to “Open Studio!”

  1. Lisa Kawski Says:

    Juli, it looks great and most importantly – it feels so nice being in the space. You and Steven did a beautiful job – a testament to your work.

  2. boiester Says:

    Congratulations to my favorite architect/contractor couple!!

  3. greenbridge Says:

    Thanks DEB!!!!!

  4. Lisa McSherry Says:

    It’s beautiful! You and Steven both did a great job. Congratulations.

  5. lightpositive Says:

    What a fabulous space! It reminds me a bit of my own 2nd floor studio in the barn addition at my house – except you have a better view!

  6. deniseking Says:

    Can’t wait to visit you at your new work space…maybe have our next get together at that terrific table. Very creative/hidden shed space under the steps…LOVE IT!


  7. The work looks awesome and the kids are adorable!


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