It's been a few weeks since I last posted here, and it is only because we're knee deep into our busy season in the Lakes Region of NH, thankfully! This is our favorite time of the season. Every year, usually around May until October our phones really start ringing, people from all over send email inquiries, and we're in and out of the office at site consultations with potential clients.
|Our Chaparral at the dock on Lake Sunapee|
Last week, we brought our boat to the dock we rent every year on Lake Sunapee for the summer. Jeremy and I have our boat licenses and we use our boat for both work and play. Lake Sunapee is 25 miles around the entire lake if you travel by car via the roads hugging the lake. It is much easier and quicker to check the progress or take photos of our current projects, whether they are under construction or completed from the water.
We also like to bring clients and potential clients to tour the lake and point out different styles, colors & options from the water. Once we had a boat full of our clients and we hit a massive rock, which was almost completely hidden under the water, bouncing everyone on the boat around and breaking our propeller, that was embarrassing! "Whoops, so sorry, everyone!" Luckily, nobody got hurt or hurled overboard. Now we know exactly where all the rocks are on the lake, most are marked pretty well, that one wasn't though!
We even use our boat as a prop for photo shoots. Here are a couple of photos of our boat during a recent photo shoot by John W. Hession Photography. We finished the design of the house and the boathouse, construction had wrapped up, and our client had not yet purchased a boat. So we offered ours!
|Boathouse from the inside|
|Looking at the boathouse from the main house|
|The finished home and boat house taken from our boat by John Hession Photography|