We are very excited to have Little Bee Baking join our neighborhood of small businesses. Located at 521 Cortland, Stacie Pierce has been hard at work renovating the old candy store into a delicious bakery.
Our morning coffee runs have become a lot sweeter with Stacie’s baked goods and welcoming smile. Come by our neighborhood and let us introduce you to Little Bee Baking!
Construction continues on the Craftsman home in Oakland. It is at the point in construction that project really starts to take shape.
The exterior of the house has seen a full transformation. New Evening Blue Hardie Plank siding covers the house and new cream trim surround the new mesa red windows. It is important that exterior changes reflect the Craftsman style.
Applying drywall defines a space. Here you can see the double sided fireplace that connects the living room and the new dining room.
The kitchen cabinets are in, and awaiting the marble countertops, tiled backsplash, and appliances.
Construction site visits are always the best part of any project. This one in particular, for obvious reasons.
In that pile of rubble, tangled amongst the empty boxes, lie our discarded plans of the home. A bittersweet sign that the project is nearing completion.
Several months ago we began working with a young couple expecting their first child. They had recently purchased an outdated craftsman style house in Oakland, CA. The couple was looking to turn their purchase into an investment for their growing family. They came to us with a dream, and we have been working tirelessly with them to turn their house into a home they can be proud of.
In the past few weeks we have seen their home go through major demolition, substantial leveling, many structural upgrades, some construction of new walls, and finally, material finish selections.
The story of their home begins with the house (shown above) being completely gutted. When this photo was taken, the demolition was complete, and the house boasted the ability to be seen through.
The contractor worked quickly to put in place the structural upgrades, according to our plans, and the framing of new rooms began taking shape.
In the photo above, you can see the electrical, plumbing and insulation that is now covered by the drywall. All of these details are overseen by us to insure that they meet the city standards and client demand.
In every project there are unforeseen issues that arise. Here you can see Mason and the contractor discussing one such issue. An old floor and a red crayon make for a perfect place to sketch out a solution.
As the job site is in full swing and construction is moving towards the end, so begins the fun part – finish material selections. By the clients request, we meet with them at a stone warehouse to pick the perfect marble slab for their new kitchen counters.
We are excited to see the end of such an extensive project draw near. After all the finish material is selected and put in place, and the final walk through happens we hope to see a smile on our clients face as they enter their new home.
Just a few more steps and we will be done! Check back to see more updates, and the finished home.