Wednesday, October 29, 2014


'Windswept and Real Carriage Door Company have Partnered Together'


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Windswept Weathered Wood and Real Carriage Door Company have partnered together to bring you Weathered Sliding Barn Doors!

Windswept is dedicated to creating products made from responsibly harvested wood.  This wood has been salvaged from standing dead trees as well as trees devastated by beetle-kill.  Instead of leaving trees to decompose, Windswept has repurposed them into durable, attractive wood products.  Real Sliding Hardware has united with Windswept to create Weathered barn doors from this beautiful wood.

People are drawn to sliding barn doors today because they can be used to resolve a variety of design dilemmas. Sliding barn doors are both stylish and functional, from covering cluttered storage spaces to hanging artwork.  Also, the demand for reclaimed products is on the rise.  People are becoming increasingly eco-minded in their day-to-day activities.  Don’t think for a moment that stylishness and durability have been compromised.  These barn doors offer solid wood construction while maintaining a tough, wind-swept fa├žade.  Each barn door is available in a variety of designs and rustic finishes to choose from. 

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Who knew barn doors could look so great in your home?  These doors embody the enduring resilience of the trees they originated from.  Alluring and long-standing, there is no doubt these doors will weather the days to come.  So order your Weathered Barn Door Today!


Windswept Weathered Wood couldn't be more please with this powerful relationship as it is truly a natural fit.  Windswept adds style, sophistication and practicality to what designers have long called for- a reclaimed appearance with the stability and structural integrity of new wood, backed by regulated industry associations, at nearly half the investment of reclaimed materials and with minimal waste.
This comes as no surprise to Real Carriage DoorCompany  as they recognize quality, style and value quickly.  We look forward to many years together serving our customers with the finest value available in the industry.  Our resilient low VOC Ainishes replicate reclaimed materials for both interior and exterior applications.   
All wood fiber is derived from 'standing dead' trees out of Rocky Mountain region, thus lending an idyllic environmental compliment and eco-story to boot. This parlays into an effortless presentation process that will enhance any scope project with product performance and cost effectiveness.
Learn more about this 'New-Sustainable' environmental friendly product, contact:

Glen Ehrhardt, Business Development
Windswept Weathered Wood

PO Box 59 
Lakebay, WA  98349

p. (253) 884-6255  
f. (253) 884-6256
email windsweptwood@gmail.com


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mountain Modern

Watercress Residence  

Jackson Hole, WY Residence
“Stark contemporary works well in California where it’s green all year round, but in Jackson Hole, where it is winter half the year, you have to be careful, “says interior designer Kate Binger of Designed Interiors, LLC.  “No amount of radiant heating can warm up cold design; no one wants to feel as if they are freezing in their own home.”


Award-winning Jackson-based architectural firm Carney Logan Burke worked with Binger, Two Ocean Builders and MountainScapes, Inc., on a contemporary five-acre property at the southern end of 3 Creek Ranch that, yes, has heated floors throughout, but is warm even without them.

“The client asked for a really clean modern aesthetic, but was concerned it not be too cold,” says architect Kevin Burke, the principle on the project.  Carney Logan Burke calls it ‘mountain modern”.

“This style has a close tie to our Western heritage—it uses today’s technologies and material to reinterpret it,” Burke says.  And here, Western heritage is given full due before you even enter the home. 

“The landscape architect’s goal was to get the landscaping and house to match what was there before construction began,” says Sean Macauley, owner of MountainSCapes, Inc.  “And what was there before construction was sage, rabbitbrush and a bunch oh native grass.  You can’t get more Western than that.”


The exterior does not have a broad array of materials—primarily wood, glass and architectural concrete with some metal accents.
Windswept Weathered Wood was used for the exterior siding; it is crafted by utilizing standing dead or dying beetle-kill tress from the Colorado Rocky Mountain regions. These same trees are the exact cause of all wildfires in this region.  


Learn more about this 'Eco-Friendly' wonder of new sustainability so valuable as a trend setter for eco-mindedness in the future.  Contact or visit the web link below to learn more:

Glen Ehrhardt, Business Development
Windswept Weathered Wood
PO Box 59 
Lakebay, WA  98349
p. (253) 884-6255  
f. (253) 884-6256

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cottonwood Barn- Greek Revival Homestead 1829


The History

Nestled in picturesque Webster Township, Cottonwood Barn is situated on five scenic acres in north central Washtenaw County. It is located at 4569 Farrell Rd., near the heart of historic 'Webster Corners'. Cottonwood Farm was once part of the Williams family's 640 acres purchased in 1828. The original family Modified Greek Revival Home built in 1829 still stands today (across the street from the Barn) and is on the National Register. It was in this house in 1833 that the township was formally organized. The Williams family continued to own and operate the farm for several generations, losing ownership in the 1930s Great Depression.



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In 1937, the farm was purchased by Walter and May (Kleinschmidt) Mast. Cottonwood Farm became a private equestrian school, providing young girls an opportunity to experience farm life. During summer camp season, up to 60 girls occupied the cabins and 50 horses were stabled – one for every girl. Besides being the owner and director of the camp, 'Aunt May' Mast was active in the community until her death in 1999, at age 96. Her artistic works (poetry and paintings, including scenes on her farm buildings) contributed to making Webster Corners a memorable location. Images of May Mast's murals on Cottonwood Barn (which depicted her farm life childhood memories) have been photographed and reside inside the Barn.


The Present

Purchased by Dan and Laura Waitz in 2012, Cottonwood Barn and its grounds have been lovingly renovated and restored. Combining Dan's barn restoration devotion, Laura's design passion, and their family barn renovation experience, the beauty and character of this local historical landmark has been renewed.



Cottonwood Barn boasts 3600 square feet, in which a customized event can be planned. The original rustic beauty of the Barn has been preserved and decorated with a modern sense of style. Sophisticated chandeliers that hang from soaring wood beamed ceilings illuminate the dining area, bar location, and dance floor. Private room is available for the bridal party to prepare. External open-air patio/dance floor and adjacent covered areas are available for larger parties – no tents needed.


Contact:


Glen Ehrhardt, Business Development
Windswept Weathered Wood
PO Box 59
Lakebay, WA 98349
p. 253.884.6255
e. windswept.rep@gmail.com





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

14 Hands Winery - from Wine label to brand experience


The Windswept product adds style, sophistication and practicality to what we designers have long called for ~ a reclaimed appearance with the stability and structural integrity of new wood backed by industry associaons, and at nearly half the investment of reclaimed woods with minimal waste. This combined with the warm Eco-­Story yields a fresh environmental chronicle.

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Prosser, WA
12,200 sf combinedRead full article 

Situated in the picturesque Horse Heaven Hills sits one of the most well respected American wineries; Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 14 Hands vineyards. Critically acclaimed, this Washington wine’s success grew from the shelves of restaurants and select retailers. Ste. Michelle desired a new tasting facility to be the first platform for 14experience with their already established and successful wine.


BCRA first launched the design process for a new tasting room with an abstract understanding of what the 14 Hands brand experience could be. While 14 Hands celebrates successful varietals, and hails as the official Wine of the Kentucky derby, the customer experience of the wine itself lacked definition. The existing label artwork was the only existing visual expression of their brand. It highlights wild horses, known to be 14 hands tall, that used to be abundant in the Horse Heaven Hills region. Ste. Michelle executives also expressed a desire for a “Cowboy Nouveau" tasting experience.

Our design team’s branding effort began by conceptualizing the space with written narrative. Then came a cross disciplinary approach; bringing together Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Graphic Design working together to capture the unbridled spirit of the brand in a three-dimensional space. 
The site was unique; Ste. Michelle was faced with a decision to utilize a site with an existing 43,000 sf production facility or search for a new location. Many local wineries set up small shops with a mall-like approach to tasting, alluring visitors with one-stop shopping. In turn, this has removed visitors from the craft of wine making itself. BCRA’s designers sought to honor the age old traditions of the region complimented with today’s modern authenticity of the wine making process.
Much like the agrarian concept of farm growth over time, BCRA demonstrated the existing site could organically evolve to accommodate 14 Hands in a variety of ways, including a large 50’ x 20’ mural of the famed label artwork to create a minimalist illusion of a vast building. Moving from the warehouse, slightly rotating the orientation of the 2700 sf addition smoothly transitions the interior and exterior space. Finally, a spacious courtyard flanked by topographic walls break up the view from the parking lot and bring a visual line of interest to the open sky and surrounding hills.
Windswept Weathered Wood was utilized exclusively for all interior and exterior elevations, creating a timeless space complimenting the genuine and authentic ethos of 14 Hands brand.
A Western Red Cedar substrate was chosen for the exterior elevation while the warm and powerful Eco-Story of utilizing fallen or standing-dead beetle-kill Engelmann-Spruce Lodgepole Pine trees from the Colorado Rocky Mountain regions. 
Contact:

Glen Ehrhardt, Business Development
Windswept Weathered Wood
PO Box 59 
Lakebay, WA  98349
p. (253) 884-6255  
f. (253) 884-6256
email windswept.rep@gmail.com