Sometimes…it’s about the drama!

This is one of those times I absolutely wish I had an incredibly talented and professional photographer available to me—bringing with them their artistry, knowledge, experience—and, all of those great lights and cool lenses… to fully demonstrate—sometimes…it’s about the drama!

Exposing the peaked roof on the second floor of The House at Rooster Ridge created an architecturally dramatic essence from the naturally stunning angles, pitch and height of the space. The drama, in this case, was a good thing and we did what we could to embrace it, enhance it and build upon it.

The first item to be addressed were the two support beams which ran across the pitched ceiling. We relied upon the artistry of our wood craftsman who created panel insets on the beams and finished them with classic crown molding. The talented craftsmanship was further elaborated with the richness of Mahogany, our favorite wood.

To intensify the impact of the height of the ceiling, lighting was added along the top (inside) of the beams creating a glowing illumination.

In the same finishing style we built a mahogany triangle base, to suspend the majestic Americana Fan. We discovered this from one of our favorite resources, Barn Light Electric. As luck would have it, the blades were available in mahogany and we selected an Antique Brass finish. The impressive scale of this fan usually results in a sigh, as the span is an impressive six feet!

Another one of the beautifully dramatic elements is the 1930’s Antique Art Deco glass lamp which is gracefully suspended from the ceiling on long brass chains. The soft lavender—blue glass emits a sultry lilac light while simultaneously displaying a lovely contrast created from the etched white flowers when illuminated.

The acquisition of what we consider to be a piece of art is the pre-1900’s stained glass window. The glass brings continuous joy as we observe the variances of colors—depending on the light from outside.

Sometimes, it’s best not to “Save the drama for your Mama” and relish the drama created in the magnificence of design, color and varying elements!

Art Lives!


Mission Accomplished…Take Off!

Folks, this is NOT your average fan! Here’s more on the subject of the original version of recycling, re-purposing and utilizing those unique treasures we come across—either through the traditional method of passing down or discovered by chance or luck— or through the process of selective vintage and antique hunting! (Our favorite method…)

Years ago Steven had located this unusual vintage three-blade wooden and metal propeller which once flew in the blue skies! Initially, the propeller was mounted to the ceiling as it yearned to once again feel the wind against the aerodynamic blades. After quite some time of staring into the “white yonder” of the ceiling as we studied the propeller and the challenge of motorizing the blades, we are pleased to announce—Mission Accomplished! The vintage propeller – turned ceiling fan has taken off!

This unique version of a ceiling fan required the mastery of engineering and for that we need to give a round of applause to Tony, our amazingly talented Race Team Engineer! (Applause)

In order to have a fan belt driven from a remote motor, the pulley and mounting bracket had to be custom fabricated. Job well done! The addition of copper paint on the exposed hardware completes the attractive finished appearance.

The fan is operated with a fan speed control mounted on the wall and when the speed is set on the high we are stunned that the house does not lift off!

The comforting sound of the pulley as the belt chuggs along adds to the charm of this unique addition to Rooster Ridge. Boarding Pass Required!