Week 1: Ground up Demolition
After 20 months of drafting and permitting, we are finally starting to build this property from the ground up. The existing home was a 1 bedroom 400 sq. ft. property.
Pictures of property before and during demolition.
This video series documents a remodel and addition in Santa Clara, CA. This project is in the Pruneridge neighborhood which is minutes from a the new Apple Spaceship Headquarters. I will post pictures of the project and videos as the project progresses.
Current Project: 600 Square Foot Addition:
The homeowners recently purchased a 1950’s ranch home with 3 beds 2 baths 1,284 sq ft. in Santa Clara. They wanted to add a Master Suite so they can have 2 master suites available as an additional master suite when their in-laws visit.
Current Design Background:
By the time, I was brought on to the project, the floor plan set already. The owners didn’t want to make any further changes because they had been waiting close to a year to start the project.
The architect who was referral from several coworkers did not provide a full set of plans which delayed the start of the project. Before the general contractor could move on, the architect failed to complete energy calculations (Title 24) and pull the permits from the city. He claimed that it was not his responsibility but the general contractors. This delayed the project about three weeks. In my experience working with architects, it is responsibility for all the plans as well as pulling the permits from the city.
Comment from an Interior Designer I work with:
“We are now seeing cheaper architects are not completing the drawings such as plumbing and HVAC and the Title 24 Home Energy Calculations.”
Old Floor Plan: