UPDATE: What a great raising day! We couldn't say it much better than the homeowners:
"We'll never forget the joy and excitement we felt sharing the experience with our whole family - we had all grandparents and children there. This project is a family home, a place where we hope to spend lots of quality time. This was the first time we could really see the house taking physical shape; all the 3D drawings in the world, wood samples, and inspiration photos didn’t hold a candle to walking through the unfinished lower level, experiencing the proportions, walking down to the lake and imagining our kids playing in the (freezing) water.
We were proud to be there and know that this was our project - that our family is building this for our future and to see our hardwork and NEW’s being brought together in such an amazing fashion!"
Settled on a high slope overlooking the west side Cayuga Lake, this lake home project represents one of the handful of projects that New Energy Works serves as the general contractors for. (New Energy Works takes on a few local general contracting projects per year near their Farmington, NY headquarters.) The interior frame is comprised of kiln-dried Douglas Fir, while the exterior presents fresh sawn Douglas Fir with kiln-dried curves. Two distinct bowstring trusses with steel chords are featured above the kitchen to support the second floor above.
A public raising of this project will be held on July 11, 2015 complete with food and drinks.
Site address: 1325 State Route 89, Ithaca NY
Time: 8am to 2 pm
NOTE: No parking at the job-site. Please park on the shoulder of Maplewood Dr. Alternatively there is pull-off parking near the end of Maplewood Dr and 89. Continue down Maplewood Dr (approx 1.25 miles) until it "T"s with state route 89. Make a right onto 89. The pull-off parking is ahead on the right. We'll have signs posted and will provide a shuttle from the pull-off to the job-site and back every 15 minutes beginning at 8:30.
In the event that Maplewood Dr and the pull-off areas are full, continue north past the job site to the Cayuga Nature Center on State Route 89. Turn left into their drive, and left again up the knoll to their auxilary grass parking area. Our shuttle will check this third parking option as needed.
Please contact us for more details regarding this event.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Architect: New Energy Works Timberframers
Builder: New Energy Works Timberframers
Size: 5,000 sq ft