After the demo we got started rebuilding the house with the most important part, retexturing. Having uneven or mismatched texture wont fly with me so we got everythis looking good. After the new roof went on we did dual pane windows and added new central air conditioning with all new ductwork.
Out front I decided to incorporate a private front yard by building a low horizontal wood fence and gate to add some privacy from the street. So the mailman won’t have to walk to your front door, I moved the mailbox to the front of the garage. I think we will xeriscape this front courtyard to make this little oasis maintenance free.
The old board and batten siding on this 70 year old home had seen it’s better days. We replaced the entire front and rear with James Hardi 7″ reveal horizontal siding. This will make the paint job come out perfect in leiu of spending hours sanding and filing the old wood siding.
The old cobble rock retaining wall near the sidewalk is replaced with a modern CMU block wall left raw intentionally. Tile jobs are getting started. I am staying with a sophisticated whire ceramic lareg format tile for the bathrooms. To keep the lines extra crisp i opted to run the pattern stcked, AKA “running bond” instead of a subway pattern. For this house I am going for an all white look, super mature, with no crazy pattern tiles or typical flipper greys.
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Its a big remodeling week at the Clairemont project, we are getting sideways today with a new Modern Horizontal Fence made of Clear Redwood. It will be around 42″ finished height, we didn’t want to block the house from the street but rather grab this nice area close to the house and fence it in for kids to safely play. Most of the landscape will be Xeriscape but this front area will get sod on irrigation.
We completed all the backyard hardscape also, my design is a big patio right off the living room pre-plumbed with a gas line for outdoor fire pit, square stepping pads and a smaller rectangle patio off the master bedroom. No sod back here, all Xeriscape. There will be another Horizontal wood fence to add some protection from the canyon critters but only 36″ high so as not to take away from the expansive views.
The interior paint is now cpmplete. We went with Behr Dolphin Fin Grey for the walls and Sherwin Williams Snowbound for the trims. My new painter kicked ass and completed the whole inside in 2 days with a 5 man crew. The kitchen cabinet install is underway, we opted for White Shaker, Quartz countertops and an island with waterfall slab. It’s looking really sophisticated yet “Beachy”, cant wait to see the wire brushed light colored matte finish flooring we picked out go in this weekend.
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This Santee project comes to a bittersweet end. The Santee real estate market is as hot as the weather here. It was 8 long weeks of renovation, we were hit with multiple rain delays, material mis-orders, and unexpected mishaps but we finally brought her over the finish line and it’s now active on the market and for sale, ready for a new family. The list price is $549,000 and its listed for sale at MLS#170009540. The previous owners of this santee real estate sold this house direct to us As-Is and paid No Realtor Commissions or Closing Costs. We make it easy to Sell a San Diego House!
This project got a new roof, stucco, windows, doors, complete paint, new kitchen, baths, flooring and landscaping. Santee Real estate median price is $545,000.
The kitchen came out really nice. We used the Grey Shaker cabinets again but this time with Oil Rubbed Bronze hardware. The Quartz countertops and zero-radius sink gave it a contemporary feel. My favorite is the reclaimed wood look kitchen floor tile.
The high ceilings in the living room provide for a real refreshing feeling and the light cascades in from all angles with abundant windows bringing in the view to surrounding mountains.
I continued the Grey Shaker cabinets in Santee into the bathroom as well. If you guys are painting your home in brown tones you are really behind the curve. Grey is the New Beige in Home Design and real estate right now and is really On Trend.
For this project I decided on a modern style landscape design to tie in with my modern architecture attribute. The clean lines and open spaces of my concrete work will create a contemporary outdoor space.
I came up with a flowing design of terraced geometrical shapes, grid patterns in the concrete flat work, and the extensive use of unfinished cmu block to give an urban feel.
I’m trying to create more of an extension from the house and outdoor living spaces rather than a traditional lawn and garden.
When constructing my modern privacy screens I continued the cmu block wall as a base and used galvanized Postmaster steel posts which then support the Cedar 1 x 8 boards.
These posts are great, they are pre-drilled and will last for years. I kept the spacing at around 5 feet to keep the boards straight and I’ll stain them after they dry out in a few days.
The finishing touch will be all native, drought tolerant plants which I have carefully selected. Of course I ran sprinklers for very moderate watering but the whole design will be almost maintenance free and save water.
My 1962 Leonard Drogin MCM remodel in the San Diego neighborhood of Bay Park is really coming together!
Since my last blog post we totally transformed the outside of our Atomic Ranch House/Mid Century Modern project. I built a modern horizontal wood fence for the first time, it was way more labor intensive because the boards were all custom cut and had to be pre-drilled and screwed rather than using a nail gun.
I used 1″x8″ cedar for the fence boards and 2″x2″ ledgers on my posts to secure them. I didn’t use pressure treated posts because I wanted to stain them to match the boards so the ends had to be treated before we set them. When I set the posts I also kept the span under 7 feet so the span wasn’t too long which would let the boards warp out.
I sprayed a Behr semi-transparent fence stain in Natural color to seal the wood. Its looks great, kind of a modern style privacy screen rather than a fence and because the yard isn’t that big it provides privacy while still not making you feel boxed in. The fence is classy and sleek, the horizontal lines totally compliment the architecture I feel. After building the fence I had the stucco guy come back and do the retaining wall along the driveway to match the house as it was sticking out like a sore thumb after everything else looked so great.
Out front I had to terrace the yard a little because of the challenging hill we had to deal with. My favorite look with modern house design is the river rock combo with the Horse Tail plants. These are the reed type that I planted along the front of the garage and house. I added just one obligatory Queen Palm on an island to give a tad of privacy between the street and the front door.
Here’s another sizzle feature, check out this cool satellite shower head I put in both bathrooms. The spacey design looks like it belongs in orbit with my other light fixtures and I felt totally goes well with the MCM design.
I’m down to this final punch list of items that actually fit on one page so we are getting there. I should be close to on track for a March 30 completion as we are in week 10 right now for this rehab. There are still more fun things I’m adding so stay tuned, a couple more weeks and you’ll see all the bells and whistles. See the final finished pictures here.