Case Study: 640 Maple Street, Part 2
By Marie Barron, Designer, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects
In our last blog post we discussed the design process for our conversion of the Shroeder sheet metal shop into a home (here is the link if you missed it). Deep into construction now, we wanted to revisit it and give you some progress snapshots.
Here is a photo of the exterior from Maple Street, as you approach towards Middlefield Road. The iconic “Schroeder Sheet Metal” sign will return once exterior finishes are complete, respecting the building’s history dating back to the 1920’s.
Great care was taken by the contractor to reuse as many of the old building’s wooden studs as possible, reinforcing with new supplemental studs where needed. Posts and metal shear walls were added in as well, to support the lofts on either end of the home.
Three of the original trusses were kept as well, webbing across the central double height space as seen in the following photo.
Last, a look at the roof’s progress from the deck off one of the loft bedroom suites.
Look out for finished photos on our website soon!