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Great use for the upper floor of a garage

This studio space above the garage serves the clients needs for her custom card making hobby. Utilizing the kneewalls we were able to carve out lots of great storage space with drawers and shelves. The sink is a salvage soapstone piece. The skylights provide both fresh air and help illuminate the space wonderfully during the day while the medium pear pendants from George Nelson and the Cirrus Ceiling Fan/light by Modern Fan Company help move the air and illuminate in the evenings. A great space for designing custom cards!
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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One Crazy Pair, LLC wrote:
Love the sink? How did you do it??where did you get the sink?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
There is a 4 1/2" shelf we added behind the sink to accommodate the plumbing fixtures, and it is handy to store things too. This image should help.
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Granite Grannies
@spaul, you can do a soapstone sink with counters on the side. You can have it made any size you want:
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Robin McCann wrote:
Where did you get the pendant fixtures? Thank you.
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spn4
Where is the sconce from on the wall above sink?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
That is a Tolomeo wall spot available many places online, but this will get you one: http://www.dwr.com/product/tolomeo-wall-spot.do?gclid=CP-92pvki7cCFQne4AodwhAAig#.UY0IzZVH2pE
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juliespano wrote:
Where is the sink from?
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This entire project is superb! I can look at a picture for 1/2 hour and still find new details…. The sinks in the project is stunning. What is the name of the main kitchen sink and was the soapstone sink in this photo custom made or purchased as a ongoing stocked product?

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Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Thanks for your nice comments! Unfortunately our client purchased the kitchen sink many years ago as a salvage item she fell in love with and we designed the new kitchen around it - we have no additional information about it. The soapstone sink was also a salvage sink, that she found at Vermont Salvage and we designed the cabinet around it.

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ya ya wrote:
What is the color on the trim?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The trim in this room is from the Donald Kaufman collection (by Pratt & Lambert) and is the DKC-51 in an alkyd satin finish.
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ya ya
Thank you for your response. This room is lovely.
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farahc wrote:
Attic door - I love this door. Where to find door like this for my attic entrance? Will really appreciate if you let me know. Thanks!
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Hello,
This door was custom made to accommodate the angle cut of the ceiling.
Hope that helps!
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stillamistry
Would you know the name of this style door, with the joined slats and Z brace?
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tdobester wrote:
what is the color of the floor?
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Foggy Mist is a similar color.
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Our paint schedule says that this is DKC-64 from the Donald Kaufman Collection in a Latex Eggshell finish. You might want to order chips since some colors were changed in the field. Good luck!
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Travis Bennett wrote:
Do you know the room dimensions prior to the knee brace addition?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC

This space is all new construction above the single bay garage, office, mudroom, hall and laundry room below.

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Theresa L Cummings wrote:
What color is on the walls, it is beautiful!
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC

The paint colors in this house are from the Donald Kaufman Color Collection by Pratt & Lambert and the walls are DKC-62 with a latex flat finish.

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Sarah Anderson wrote:
What is the color on the walls?
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Richmond Gray is a similar color.
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