|The doorway in question|
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Last night (labor day) we had a Skype conference call with Arturo, (our real estate agent/property mgr) and Roger (one of our young architects) to discuss progress. I like these calls. It gives us some time to ask questions and to request further information which the plans do not make absolutely clear. Roger wanted to discuss the columns in the first room to the second. All along we all felt they were ugly and they should be removed. However Roger found out that the structural beam above them is short and removing them may compromise the integrity of support, meaning the ceiling could collapse! The first suggested solution was to fill in around the columns and just make them disappear.
If you look at the photo and imagine the doorway filled in around the columns, you can see how visually smaller the space would become. We really wanted the site line to go all the way through the house. Both CQ and I had the same idea of, OK we can live with the columns but make them less ugly and match the rest of the columns out back! Than Roger came up with, if we are going to keep them let's make them a stunning visual element! Now the ball is in his hands and he's going to come up with a few design elements which will take these ugly columns and make them visually stunning. Stay tuned!