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Photos by the maker, John McBride

 

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John McBride and I saw a post like this at a castle in Northern Italy. It seemed like a nice detail for a little cottage in Berkeley.

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ADU Design Meeting

Saturday Morning Design Meeting

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McBride Construction (and others…foundation by Caliber Structural and rough plumbing by Braco Plumbing) have this 484 SF ADU well on its way . It’s nice to see it take form. You can’t see one green innovation that is hidden under the slab. Instead of rigid foam insulation we used rigid rockwool. Concrete is high volume flyash. The framing lumber is FSC certified. The building will get a blower door test and it must meet a high standard for air tightness. (You can still open the window or turn on the ERV for fresh air, but your air won’t be trickling in through dusty cracks and crevices) Stay tuned for more. .

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The builder sent me these first 4 snapshots…hopefully I’ll be able to photograph the finished project soon.

 

Zinc sheet with patina

Zinc panel installed

mahogony triangle shelves in the corner – lots of storage, clean and simple, counter still open for work

red heath tile backsplash behind the range (existing range to remain)

 

Another kitchen with a new very simple refrigerator side panel and high cabinet to hide the cereal boxes. The side panel is a great spot for a pot rack!

And another with a very simple under counter microwave

 

 

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Contemplating the ridge beam

Garage from down the driveway

Rafters in and half the T@G 2×6 sheathing

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XYLO Interiors is fabricating this trestle table for my Rockridge cottage project out of the fir framing wood salvaged from the cottage during the remodel. It’s looking good! (See progress photos below sent from the shop)

 

 

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McBride and Cedar Ceiling

 

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Exposed steel in the main living area (living, dining, kitchen)

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No roof yet, but the exterior form is looking great

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More action shots! This one is the start of a complete revamp of an early 20th century cottage.

 

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