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Coconis
New Store
Heath, Ohio

Coconis Furniture purchased an old, 11,300-square-foot building in Heath, Ohio for its newest store. While there was tremendous romance inherent in the pole-barn construction, typical of building techniques in the heartland, structural load issues for what the roof could handle, costs attached to insulation and HVAC made maintaining the existing skylights and lofty, rustic beams impractical.

The design team’s challenge here was to double the building’s footprint and create an updated look that would be right for the customer base and still feel at home in the surrounding farmlands. We extended the existing metal building left and right—creating the illusion of architectural elements to break up the long roofline. Customers see two entrances. The main entrance beneath the tower features wood doors with an upscale residential feel, and plenty of windows that allow natural light to flood the interior entryway. The other opens into the Mattress First bedding department. This additional entry and applicable signage gives Coconis the look of a category specialist, and enables them to effectively compete with mattress specialty stores in their marketplace.

The design team’s challenge here was to double the building’s footprint and create an updated look that would be right for the customer base and still feel at home in the surrounding farmlands. We extended the existing metal building left and right—creating the illusion of architectural elements to break up the long roofline. Customers see two entrances. The main entrance beneath the tower features wood doors with an upscale residential feel, and plenty of windows that allow natural light to flood the interior entryway. The other opens into the Mattress First bedding department. This additional entry and applicable signage gives Coconis the look of a category specialist, and enables them to effectively compete with mattress specialty stores in their marketplace.