The “guest house” is now the “studio.” Beth has moved the main operations of Design No. Five from her warehouse in Hyannis. In doing so, she’s shortened her commute to 57 feet.

One step ahead of the movers, Ed and Darby were working on the guest house bath.

They still need to complete the shower floor and to build shelves to the left, but you pull the plastic off that toilet, and that place is functional.

The kitchen is nearly complete as well. I had thought they had planned to epoxy the sink, but Ed is convinced that a million coats of urethane will be sufficient. This is all somewhat of an experiment, so we will see once Scott plumbs it and then with the test of time. It’s pretty stunning, no?

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Finally, the library ladder is now in place, a necessity given the hight of the bookshelves.

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Duane and Russel from White Glove (highly recommended for anyone in the Boston area, btw) arrived mid-week with a load off office stuff.

The downstairs is set up to receive and meet with guest and will eventually include furniture from the various lines that DN5 carries.

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Upstairs is where the real work happens. It’s great space with natural light for creative work. And, plenty of shelves for…everything.

Someday the guest house will probably be a guest house. But for now, we have five bedrooms upstairs without it, plenty for guests. And, Design No. Five has a spanking new world headquarters.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Ed and Darby built a bookcase upstairs to cover up the two inch mismatch in floor height.

We are nearing the point where it’s just paint and urethane here and there and a long punch list of little stuff. I’m starting to think Design No. Five needs to get into house flipping so that we may keep you entertained. (semi-serious)

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  1. I’ll be interested to see how your wood sink holds up. We have a porcelain farmhouse sink set into a wood counter at the beach, and the issue has been around the faucets between the sink and the backsplash. Despite constant wiping and lots of sanding/polyurethane, the wood keeps getting stained from standing water. Hope you fare better!

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