wee been New York kinda busy!

Too busy to Blog? Yup! That's how it's been here at Alchemy. Three new wee's are now placed and being finessed to perfection, and one STUDIO weeHouse is having a fabulous time being a starlette at A Clean Break during Design Philadelphia.

Where to start? Oh! The beginning.
October 11, 2008 brought Scott Ervin and Betsy Gabler outside of Cobleskill, NY to host the first (ever) weeOpenHouse. "SweeT" is what we thought. Over 150 people came to view the house and take pictures! Whoa! Thanks! We took a few, too, so I'll be posting what I can here. More are available on Facebook (ditto for all events). Our Web site will be updated shortly as well. This weeHouse PAIR, with it's black and grey exterior, window-filled walls, and soon-to-be-screened porch sits like a little piece of heaven within a gracious, tree-filled site that even has a babbling brook. The entire experience was fabulous. We also did two site visits to Andes, NY and Preston Hollow, NY ... so who knows? Maybe there'll be weeNeighbors within a year or so.

October 12, 2008 was, weather-wise and house-wise, a picture perfect day outside of Esopus, NY. Also on a lovely wooded lot, this custom weeHouse has a "tower" that makes you "one with the birdies" as you're perched wwwway! up on the mountain. Those who braved the extra-steep driveway (and there were over 100 of you!) pulled up to an epic view of the Catskills ... in glorious Autumn color. Not to be outdone, this custom weeHouse shone as well with dark walnut floors, shiny chrome fixtures, floor to ceiling windows, panorama windows, and a being-built-right-then! deck. Visitors were ever-gracious, and were celebrating birthdays, romantic wee(get-it)kend getaways from NYC, and just satisfying general curiosities. One of the many fun moments was when we realized a MINI cooper was parked right next to the weeHouse!

THANKS THANKS THANKS to the clients, their families, their friends, and the communities who were so welcoming. Also, a not-so-wee (as in HUGE!) thanks to Teragren Fine Bamboo Flooring, Panels & Veneer for their extra efforts and financial sponsorship of the floors in the Cobleskill weeHouse as well as Kohler who graciously allowed both weeHouse clients to choose the fixtures they dreamed about at the price of the weeHouse standards (which are lovely, regardless!). Both Teragren and Kohler are preferred suppliers to weeHouses everywhere.

P.S. weeHouse 3 of this weeHouse trio was just set outside of Charlottesville, VA. Details and pictures on that 'set' to be posted soon.


agrillo said...

looking in same area as esopus, ny wee house. unable to make open house, but very interested in costs for project. also, with current mortgage issues was there much difficulty with banks

Anonymous said...

excellent points and the details are more precise than somewhere else, thanks.

- Murk