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Hood River Art Studio Barn Remodel

By June 13, 2018 No Comments

Hood River Art Studio Barn Remodel

Over the past few months we have had the privilege to meet some incredible people and undertake an incredible project. And all right here in Hood River! After moving into a home on the edge of town, Jeanne and Howard Cohen quickly decided they needed a major remodel. Not only did they need their house to be redone, they learned that the detached barn on their property needed some serious TLC after coming across some dangerous mold and wet insulation due to a leaking roof. Sustain was up to the task. After a few preliminary meetings, we got a better idea of just exactly what the Cohens were looking for in their new space. After drawing up some plans, we put our gloves on and got to work.

Beginning with the barn, we patched the roof, took care of the mold, replaced the insulation, and installed skylights. Not only that, we changed the entire layout from “machine shop” to “art studio” in order to better accommodate Jeanne’s work as a visual artist. Making the space comfortable and live-able has been crucial as the plan is to use the barn as a studio, classroom, and part-time home as we shift our attention to the full remodel of their home. 

While this project is still in progress, we could not have gotten where we are today without the help of a few of our friends and sub contractors. We would like to thank John Fraser with Stamp the Earth concrete for their beautiful stamped concrete on the barn driveway and tractor barn, Mitch Banks with Northwest Modern Carpentry for all of the help with changing the layout of the barn, Jason and Tiffany George with Future Folk Supply Co. for the beautiful hand made counter brackets, Level Plane Tile and Stone for the immaculate work on the shower and tile setting, and Jose Regallardo for the quick and clean drywall work!

More to come on our blog and portfolio pages as this project progresses!

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