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More action shots! This one is the start of a complete revamp of an early 20th century cottage.
Posted in Design Projects, tagged Accolade Constuction, additon, Berkeley, indoor-outdoor, McBride Construction, passive solar, process, remodel, San Mateo, south, sunlight on August 23, 2016| Leave a Comment »
This one involves a small addition and reworking the back of the house to better connect with the backyard nature and southern sunlight
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.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments.
Hopefully it won’t rain! We are getting ready for a new master suite on top.
Dekton and Fir. John McBride photo
Photos and work courtesy of McBride Construction
During a break in the rain today John and the backyard ceramic studio owner made some samples of charred cedar siding. Very exciting.
The layer of charred wood on the exterior will make the siding more durable, in addition to looking very nice. Thanks to Christian Palino for the photos.
The first three shots here are showing the site work for a new little ceramic studio. We are saving that little citrus tree and the foundation will angle around it. This will create an interesting interior space with a cozy sitting area on one end and a wider studio area at the other. The lot slopes down to the right and we are adding a retaining wall along the property line to level the lot. The concrete walls will be board-formed and hopefully look very nice.
This is John McBride, hard at work. Oscar and Jose behind working on the excavation for the footing.
Here you see a new 3/16″ thick steel awning recently installed. Gonzalvo is installing the lag screws. There will be another similar awning over the doors above. I tried to talk the owner into painting them bright blue or fireball orange to match their front door, but she chose a more conservative and very classy grey brown. Kind of like wrought iron.