Smoky Park Supper Club

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Doug Hecker, Lead Designer  |  Myles Alexander, Architect  |  David Well, General Contractor  |  Justin Belt, Project Manager

The Smoky Park Supper Club is a going to be a new restaurant in Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) by business partners Matt Logan and Kristie Quinn. This incredible building will sit on the 2 acre property is being constructed from 19 recycled freight shipping containers. These containers came from a Jacksonville, FL port via the company SG Blocks. At the port each container was prepared before being brought on site. It took only 3 days to install the containers to the cinderblock foundation and each other. Amazing.

The restaurant will be more than just a place to eat amazing wood-fired food by farm-to-table chef Mark Rosenstein. It will be a place to bring community together and be social.

I’m excited to be photographing the rest of development on this one-of-a-kind space. Join me in checking out the image galleries to see the latest developments.

Galleries of Progress

Complete | Outside

Complete | Outside

Complete | Interior – Daytime

Complete | Interior – Daytime

Complete | Interior – Nighttime

Complete | Interior – Nighttime

Complete | Food

Complete | Food

03-15-15 | Booths

They are working hard to get the restaurant launched in May/June.  They are hoping to receive materials (they’ve been delayed) soon to finish the deck railings and complete the outside. Inside you’ll see some booths being built and also one of the custom bar stools. All crafted here in Asheville. Also, Michelle Bailey has just been the Executive Chef and will work alongside Mark Rosenstein who you will see cooking on the outdoor grill. You can read about that announcement here.

03-15-15 | Booths

11-30-14 | All Moved In | Part 1

Ah, the family is all moved in and have just given themselves a breather for a few weeks. They are about to resume their continued work like finishing their second bathroom and adding their trim. Doesn’t this place look great! So much light it’s amazing.

11-30-14 | All Moved In | Part 1

11-30-14 | Deck Surface | Bar Framing

At the end of November the Deck Surface was almost completely finished and the construction of the bar has begun.

11-30-14 | Deck Surface | Bar Framing

11-30-14 | All Moved In | Part 2

Here are some shots of the outside of the house and some details of inside.

11-30-14 | All Moved In | Part 2

11-02-14 | Deck | Insulation | Sheetrock

The restaurant’s look is really changing inside as the the exterior walls get insulated and sheet-rocked. You can now also see the spaces that will be for the bathroom. The awesome wood fire stove has been added and you can see it from the exterior and the interior.

11-02-14 | Deck | Insulation | Sheetrock

09-21-14 | Sheetrock & Siding

Wow, what a difference adding sheetrock to this home’s interior has done for the way it looks. This house is going to be WARM in the winter with everything spray foamed and then sheetrocked. The siding is also up on the front of the house and the back is being finished up.

09-21-14 | Sheetrock & Siding

09-17-14 | Deck and Roofing

Big progress on the deck this past week and a half. As you can see a lot of the framing has been added. The roof is also in it’s final stages.

09-17-14 | Deck and Roofing

08-13-14 | Dry Wall

Wow! What a difference the dry wall being placed and finished does to this house. It feels quieter and more like home. I do miss seeing the wood rafters, but having all that insulation sealed up under this dry wall is going to make it very efficient to heat.

08-13-14 | Dry Wall

08-31-14 | More Deck Supports

More Deck support finishing. Did I mention how HUGE this deck is going to be? The stairs will cascade down from the majority of the deck surface edge. I can’t wait until the wood starts being constructed!

08-31-14 | More Deck Supports

08-23-14 | Deck Supports | Kitchen

This deck is going to be HUGE. I mean HUGE. The deck supports have been dug and cement poured with the rebar in place. The kitchen also received some modifications to the ceiling and chalk markings show where items are going to be.

08-23-14 | Deck Supports | Kitchen

08-23-14 | Spray Insulation Foam

The foam insulation has been sprayed and is complete. It took the team two days to finish this house. There is a mix of closed and open cell foam. Closed was used on all the exterior container walls to prevent moisture from getting in.

08-23-14 | Spray Insulation Foam

08-07-14 | Plumbing

The plumbing is 95% complete and has been tested. Only one small leak to repair in the laundry area. Next comes the framing inspection and after that approval, spray insulation gets added.

08-07-14 | Plumbing

07-13-14 | Interior

On July 13th, it was a quiet Sunday afternoon when I photographed the 40×28 Shipping Home for the first time here in Asheville, NC. I was alone while a took pictures but as you will see, there is lots of evidence of all the hard work happening inside this home to be.

07-13-14 | Interior

07-26-14 | Roofing

The roofing is almost complete. These are being built with the option to have gardens down the road if they choose to install them. You will also see in one of the images the stakes for where the decking supports will go. The decking installation begins on Monday!

07-26-14 | Roofing

07-21-14 | Sewer Trench

There was 17 tons of sand brought in to fill in the sewer trench. This is done to keep the rocks from wearing away on the pipes. Sand was filled in and wet down to pack under the lines. Then more sand on top and that gets watered down. Finally the dirt is pushed back on top to fill in the rest of the trench.

07-21-14 | Sewer Trench

07-13-14 | Exterior

On July 13th, it was a quiet Sunday afternoon when I photographed the 40×28 Shipping Home for the first time here in Asheville, NC. This home has two 40′ containers. One sits along the back side and another was cut in half and attached to either side. Then a cement floor was poured in between them all to form a rectangle.

07-13-14 | Exterior

07-11-14 | Interior

On July 11th, 2014 most of the internal framing is in the containers. The electrical is also half-way done.

07-11-14 | Interior

07-11-14 | Exterior

On July 11st, 2014 this is the exterior of the Smoky Park Supper Club. The recycled shipping container restaurant composed of 19 containers. The containers are secured to their cinderblock foundation and the roof framing is almost in place on all the containers.

 

07-11-14 | Exterior