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GSBN:Ridge winery dimensions - w/o photo



Hi All, 

I just did some recalculations on the final dimensions for the Ridge winery
, third floor was added late in construction. As John da Balehead points
out, sq feet is one of the less critical size criteria in SB so here are the
more accurate vitals.

Roof coverage (horizontal) 27,000 sq ft

Ridge height 53 ft 

Exterior of ground floor enclosed with bales 16,500 sq ft Exterior sq ft of
all floors 21,500 sq ft Interior sq ft of all floors 20,300 sq ft Bale Wall
heights range from 18ft to 24 ft (just bales) And my favorite statistic, 2)
2.5ft x 10 ft truth windows just inside the main doors.

Though the tasting room has been open for more than six months and there
have been barrels in the barrel room for almost a year. The final touches on
the tank room and offices will not be fully completed until January. Though
it was completed enough to handle this years crush.

Who knows, if the church near Mexico gets on the fast track the Ridge winery
may never actual be the largest completed straw bale building.

Also, we have done a 27' high bale stack at the peak but it was tied off to
the interior balloon framing.

I can't remember if this list allows attachments but, if it does, attached
is the view of the SW and the tasting room entrance. Scale is deceiving as
it resembles a 200% scale California barn. The main doors are 10'+ and the
walls you can see are 18ft high Earth plaster. Also note the 50+KW of solar
on the roof. 

Good to be wrapping this up and to have such a public building. It is open 7
days a week and just .5 Miles west of HWY 101 at 650 Lytton springs rd (1 hr
north of the golden gate bridge).

Hope you are all well,
 

Tim 

Tim Owen-Kennedy 
Vital Systems, Natural Building and Design, inc.
3212 Jefferson St. #406, Napa, CA   94558
O:510.893.2799             C:510.290.6586             F:707.255.7246