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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 Construction

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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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Back

Back of house with big doors and windows

 

Steel Moment Frame

Looking form Living room through the dining and kitchen out the back. Steel moment frame and beam to be finished with gun blue and left exposed.

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Mastersuite rafters

New mastersuite on the second floor viewed from street

Front of house

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Before shot of front of house

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This one involves a small addition and reworking the back of the house to better connect with the backyard nature and southern sunlight

Berkeley Remodel/Addition

and this one gets a new master suite on top and a reworking of the entire house. The south-facing back of the house also gets a lot more window and door to connect to the yard and sunlight.

San Mateo Addition and Remodel

Stay tuned for more exciting developments.

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Hopefully it won’t rain! We are getting ready for a new master suite on top.

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