Walls Up | Oct 2019 Update

Watching the walls go up and the home really take shape is one of the most exciting times for a homeowner. You can see our client happily smiling with Timeline team member Amador as he surveys the work. This month the roof was framed out, including that pretty dormer...

Project Description

This home renovation is a complete remodel. We have demolished the existing home, but we are keeping the original foundation. The look and feel will be updated, mostly prairie style with elements of craftsman. The exterior design will be consistent with the style of the neighborhood but modernized. The home will have 2 master suites and a puja. Interior living spaces will be opened up to improve flow. See articles below to learn more about this exciting project in Los Altos.

  • South of El Monte Neighborhood
  • 3,000+ Sq. Ft.
  • 1 Story, 4 brdm, 3.5 bath
  • Whole House Remodel
  • Architecture, Interior Design & Const

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Walls Up | Oct 2019 Update

Walls Up | Oct 2019 Update

Watching the walls go up and the home really take shape is one of the most exciting times for a homeowner. You can see our client happily smiling with Timeline team member Amador as he surveys the work. This month the roof was framed out, including that pretty dormer right in the front center, windows have been delivered and will be installed shortly.  So far so good, as this project progresses on time. Next up will be rough electrical and plumbing.

Framing | Sept 2019 Update

Framing | Sept 2019 Update

framing covington road

Our Covington Road project is coming together nicely. We are busy framing away and slowly but surely the house is starting to take shape. It is still very early but you can get an idea of how the space will be divided up, where the walls will be, and where windows will go. This part of the project goes by really fast and is very exciting to watch. We will be done before the rain comes back around, rain can delay steps at this point, so it’s a good thing we schedule things in consideration of mother nature.

Covington Road, Los Altos

Covington Road, Los Altos

 

How to Re-Use Your Foundation to Save a Ton of Cement and Money.

One of our latest clients in Los Altos had a home that needed help. The home was a decent size at 3,000 sq.ft. but needed a lot of renovation as you can see from the before pictures.  In order to make all the required changes, remodeling would just not be enough, we needed to start from scratch and build new, but if the size of the home didn’t need to change why not keep the original footprint?

We took a look at the foundation, confirmed that its structural integrity was intact and were able to

Custom Home Rendering Covington Los Altos

design a new home for them utilizing that original footprint. This saved our clients a good 15-20% in building costs. Wowzers, and the best part of all, it was not something the clients had asked us to do or even looked into themselves.  We were able to offer them cost savings without being asked, which is a huge feel good moment for our team. This is an example of the fun part of every job-tackling how to solve the clients home problems with a creative way and give them something better than they  envisioned. So back to our project.

The original home had several pain points. The flow from room to room was not conducive to family life. What do I mean? The rooms were boxy, and if you can imagine a large home with kids in it, you are at a constant struggl

Rendering of Covington Los Altos Remodel Interior

With the list of needs penciled out our architecture team got to work. For Rendering View 2 of Covington Road Interior showing kitchen and living room areasthe exterior, our architect Ope created a design that would keep with the prairie style of the neighborhood but added a craftsman style twist to bring it up to date. The also added a shed dormer (flat roof over the window) to the foyer space above the front door instead of the typical traditional gable (the triangular look) which really helped modernize it.

Interior Foyer view entry room renderingphoto-Covington road, los altos

 

Upon entering the house you are greeted with a grand 2 level foyer and raised ceilings to give the space a more substantial feel. There is an open concept living area that opens up to the back of the house, with accordion style “centor” sliding glass doors to access the back of the home and provide maximum light inside. With the clients needs met for design, we are ready to start building their dream home. Stay tuned for updates on their construction progress.