We purchased this 100-year-old limestone building in mid-2020 to be our new LWB headquarters. It had originally been built by The Bloomington Limestone Company for use as their main offices and drafting center. Aside from the centralized location, some of the things that appealed to us most about this building were the beautiful original limestone work and the functionality of the space. Beyond that, the building had never been renovated and aside from some floor coverings and paint, the entire building was in its original form and condition. All of the original woodwork, door hardware, and windows remained intact. Over the last two years, we have refurbished the entire building, while keeping all of the original exterior windows and door hardware and doing our best to clean them up and repair them, as needed.
This workshop/barn, designed by Springpoint Architects, was a really exciting project for us. It is situated on a rural site on edge of Lake Monroe, on somewhat tricky topography for a barn. The designers took advantage of the grade change to create a basement storage area along the downhill side of the barn, while the main floor has an expansive workspace, restroom, tool rooms, and hardware storage.
This project was a testament to our amazing clients, Springpoint Architects, and the collective vision of our craftsmen, with its arching vaulted steel framed workshop, the cottage with its hand seamed metal roofs, the custom Brown County sandstone fireplaces, and the western red cedar screen porch.