Brewer’s Row fermenting in Everett

Permit and Construction drawings are complete for Night Shift Brewing, a Somerville-based and Everett-bound microbrewer. Although the space is still raw the installation of tenant walls and doors is underway and the floor has been cleared since photos in early August.

See more recent images and read commentary by Night Shift at their own site. Drawings were handed off yesterday and then we went next door to toast this milestone with the lastest brew from Idle Hands. This new libation is the only form of Patriarchy that I would consider refreshing and is well-worth a trip out to 3 Charlton Street for the weekly growler fill.

Someday soon it will be possible to hit the walls at Metro Rock and then head over to Brewer’s Row in Everett to sample and buy some great up and coming Boston area brews. If you are really smart you’ll move into the Charleston Lofts and not even have to designate a driver for the evening.

Somehow when we weren’t paying attention, Everett, MA became hip and happening.



Kitchen emerges with bamboo flooring, tile, cabinetry, and custom bench installation

Great progress has been made in the Allston Kitchen-Porch renovation.

The bamboo flooring is a rich contrast to the maple cabinets and  Paperstone counters in “chocolate” will soon be installed. The bamboo  floor material will be applied to the toe kick to give the impression  that the floor turns up and the cabinets float above a shadow line of  darker material.

The custom bench is made of maple veneer plywood and solid trim. The clear space below the seat is designed to accomodate baskets for storage. The wood will be finished with a dark aniline dye which will provide a rich saturated color without obscuring the wood grain. A 10″ deep Paperstone sill is installed around the porch to allow the clients many plants to soak up the natural light. Radiant heat has been installed under the tile in front of the bench for supplemental heating and added comfort for cool mornings. The client’s cat will undoubtedly make the most of this feature when not taking advantage of the deep sill for surveying bird activity in the nearby treetops.

Answers to all your sustainable design questions in 60 minutes or less…

aMortonDesign will be presenting at The Solar and Wind Expo on Saturday, November 5, from 11am-12noon. Come check out all the exhibitors and speakers and leave inspired to incorporate sustainable design materials and methods into your next project.

Arlington Front Entry Porch renovation progress photos

Construction is underway for the new Front Entry Porch in Arlington. Check out the existing conditions here:

And see how it looks with the Porch removed and new piers about to be poured to support the new stair and landing. The increased light to the interior will be significant.

Another objective was to make the front door more open and welcoming which will become more clear when the new Porch is framed.