Archavon Studio – update 30 June 2016.

Imagine all the rubbish cleared, and in its place a simple, elegant Japanese courtyard and you’ll get a feel for what’s to come.

Archavon Studio Feb 16.

Archavon Studio Feb 16.

All we need now is for the team to dedicate a week or so to the project, then leave the floor to dry while we sort out the courtyard and Archavon Studio will be ready for its first guests.

I’m still hoping that will be mid-April.

Hoping.

Floor slabs going down.

Floor slabs going down.

Well, we hoped, but it didn’t happen. The team are flat out on another job, and love them though we do, they’re stretching our patience by turning up now and then for a few hours.

The third gatepost and partner for Archavon arrives.

The third gatepost and partner for Archavon arrives.

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For some reason the very handy delivery guy thought that an ageing hipster might be able to help!

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Next morning the gatepost is standing and people can’t remember whether or not it had always been there.

The brise soleil look good and function well at creating privacy between house and studio.

Mid-April, and still some weeks to go.

Mid-April, and still some weeks to go.

We’re promised the outside will be finished on Friday 29th April, and the floor polished. That will be a big milestone, and will leave the studio ready to receive its kitchen.

The other big development is that the roof light is in, creating the sky space we’d so wanted that will raise Archavon Studio from posh shed, to extra special studio room.

roof light - needs a good clean Kelvin!

roof light – needs a good clean Kelvin!

Hopefully the cement mixer will be gone before the first guests arrive.

Hopefully the cement mixer will be gone before the first guests arrive.

And then two weeks later…

Outside, looking dangerously close to being finished.

Outside, looking dangerously close to being finished.

Filled with light - and the kitchen going in.

Filled with light – and the kitchen going in.

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These photos might just be the last work in progress – we’re so nearly there…

It seems ironic that the best kitchen we have ever had is to go into this beautiful little space that we’re unlikely to use. I hope our guests love it.

Kitchen - the best we've had!

Kitchen – the best we’ve had!

The back of the bead is gorgeous panga panga parquet flooring, and the fab deco mirror involving hiring a van to get it home from Ripon. It was 2″ too big for the car.

Headboard and mirror.

Headboard and mirror.

These will be the last update photos before we finish and get someone who knows what they are doing to shoot it again…

We’re busting with excitement – the project has over run by months, the budget has soared, but the end result is very different to anything in St Just, I hope our guests will love it as much as we do.

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Kitchen, and look at the floor.

Kitchen, and look at the floor.

Even more grey than reality. There's a wonderful Eve mattress hiding under there to bring blissful sleep to our guests.

Even more grey than reality. There’s a wonderful Eve mattress hiding under there to bring blissful sleep to our guests.

Hall of mirrors, just because the shower room is small doesn't mean it shouldn't be a luxurious experience.

Hall of mirrors, just because the shower room is small doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a luxurious experience.

Lighting maketh house!

Lighting maketh house!

Hang it all, let's stay!

Hang it all, let’s stay!

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