The Edes Building, a new mixed-use project has commemorated construction at 17395 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County. The project proposal includes the construction of a two-story building featuring a wine bar and art gallery space. The project pays homage to the Edes Brothers Hardware Store that occupied the site more than a century ago.
Golden Quail, LLC is the project developer. KTGY is responsible for the design concepts and construction.
Named The Edes Building, the project will bring a two-story development offering 6,800 square feet of total built-up area offering art gallery spaces. The gallery will also feature a wine bar and café with modern and functional design; rotating walls to dictate gallery flow; custom art display units and shelving; large windows and glass panels to visually open space to the outside; mass timber construction and design materials.
Updated designs reveal a mass timber construction. Mass timber is chosen for its natural finish and ability to provide larger spans. Mass timber is also selected for building aesthetics, biophilic properties, and reduced carbon footprint compared to concrete and steel alternatives. Using cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam posts and beams, the building complies with Morgan Hill’s Sustainable Building Provisions, which include developing environmentally responsible and efficient structures.
Edes Building is designed to knit together a multi-use art gallery and a pedestrian promenade to re-engage a key downtown intersection. The interior embraces the mass timber structure and blends the warmth of the wood with an airy, modern design. Custom shelving and display units accommodate a myriad of art, including canvas and prints, jewelry, pottery and glass pieces.
The estimated completion date is anticipated in Q1 2024.