Monday, July 17, 2017

Restoration of the first house I ever built (w/ the best guidance imaginable!)

We were recently asked to restore Momka's House (see Work).   Having been rented for 40 years left its mark on the home. Upgrades include a new kitchen (see earlier post), mini split heat pump HVAC, LED lighting and more. For further details go to It is for sale. All photos by Tyler Chartier.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

From overhead

Another home I designed was recently on the market.  This aerial gives a wonderful overview:

Kamei Update

Occasionally I'll notice a home we designed and built come up for sale. How did the home fair over time? What did they upgrade? Here are a few photos to see:


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A New Kitchen

We recently have restored a home we built years ago. See Momka's House in our projects. For the kitchen, we went completely fresh and new. As you can imagine it needed it. Here's a photo of how it was:

And here is how the kitchen is today:

Crisp new fir floors, now integrating with all the public areas of the house; vertical grain fir cabinets, flush style; large 17"x26" Porcelanosa tile counters; new led lighting; and new appliances.  A unique feature we certainly kept is the window seat - in the kitchen! With a view window and a skylight directly overhead! Imagine a cool winter day curled up with your tea or coffee - close at hand.   Another special feature, part of the original design is the window wall overlooking a meadow. Every kitchen should have extensive views to the outdoors. We routinely design large windows at the kitchen sink into our projects.  Photo by Tyler Chartier.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A diminutive 800 sf?

 Up out of the ground in the Redwood Forest, this granny unit, when completed, will live large. An accessible 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, kitchen + great room w/ vaulted ceilings, laundry, covered porch and an oversize garage. Check out the progress: