Happy Friday! We now have some links to city documents. But wait, there’s more! We have, yes, a live webcam where you, the dear reader, will be able to watch the (front half) of the house get built (hopefully!). Let me know if anything doesn’t work for you (the contact form does!) and have a great weekend in the meantime.


So we’ve been meeting with SWBR weekly for almost a month now. Information should be coming fast and furious in the near future. In fact, I will be in Rochester in a little more than a week busily handling tile. Hopefully I will be able to get a bunch of photos and post information about finishes then. In the meantime, hang tight, and know that we’re still on track to break ground in the spring. Stay well.


Hey all – I’ve been meaning to post this for a month, but you know, things tend to get away from me. We’ve paused everything until Mid August so that our design timeline better aligns to our funding timeline (which is to say we don’t unintentionally jerk around our architects for 2 months more than we’re paying). We resume design activities mid-August, and then it will hopefully be non-stop news through design, funding, and construction starting next spring. We can’t wait, but until mid-August, we shall.


Good morning all! Hope your holiday season has been merry so far. We will be at the ZBA on 1/21/16 for round two. We’ve made a number of tweaks to the layout, and we hope everyone likes them. I will be posting about them at length here in the next week or so. If and when we receive zoning approval, look for a larger, more comprehensive post to appear over at rocsubway. Stay tuned.


I’ve recently heard that some people have tried to use the contact form here, but I haven’t actually received anything. If there’s anything you’d like to contact me about, please don’t hesitate to reach me at denkman (at) gmail dot com.

Also, a gentle reminder that we’ll be at zoning tomorrow at 11:30am. Come out. It will be fun.


Site Plan for 37 Eagle Street
Wow – it’s been forever, huh? Well, I promise, it’s not for a lack of working on stuff, it’s just been difficult to share. We are submitting final drawings/images to zoning tomorrow, though, and at that time, I can share a ton of information. To hold you over (assuming there is anyone reading this at all), here’s a copy of the final site plan that is up for review. Hope everyone’s been had a great summer in the meantime.


At last! Let’s talk a little bit about the plans for the garage/carriage house/guest suite. Look for more on the main house next week. So let’s start with the first floor of the garage. Shown here is garage with space for two cars, a driveway with space for a third, stairs up to the apartment above, and then a mechanical space (think water heater and furnace).

garage first floor

Now let’s look at the initial plans for the apartment. SWBR came up with the brilliant idea of a sleeping loft (we had really only been planning on the apartment being a pure studio).

garage second floor version 1

After a few iterations we’ve arrived at what we think will be the final layout, shown below. The dead space behind the stars has been replaced with a coat closet, and the entire layout has been flipped. This allows us some storage by the sleeping loft, and also orients the sleeping loft windows to face Beaver St, as opposed to the master bedroom windows on the house.

garage second floor version 2

Our personal plan for the guest suite is to actually keep our primary tv over there instead of in the house with us, but we’ll see if we have the conviction to stick with that. Both units will certainly accommodate a television. In any event, I am sure many of you will surely be invited to come stay once the house is built.


So sorry it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post. A ton has happened on this end in the interim with reviewing and revising drawings. Starting in the New Year, I will have a series of posts about the design for the carriage house building, followed by the main house. Thank you to anyone who has hung around long enough to even be reading this. Have a Happy Holiday and a Healthy New Year in the meantime. All the best!

Waiting Pt. 2

Sorry to kill more time, everyone, but it’s slow on this front. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. I am going to move to a weekly posting cycle with the hope of having a little less filler and a little more positive information. That said, if something comes up, I’ll try to get it posted as quickly as possible. Thanks everyone!


Not only did the neighborhood lose a great commercial street in Clarissa, but Exchange was also gutted (from the Ford Street Bridge effectively to Main St.). I’ll let the pictures do the talking.