Flyover Progress of 604 Second Street - Week 17


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604 Second Street, an historic renovation

The Carey Brothers and team have undertaken the renovation of 604 Second Street — a 100 plus year old kit style bungalow home located in charming old town Brentwood in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our first season of a 10-part video series.

Brentwood, CA

Rich in history and culture, Brentwood is known throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for its agricultural products (primarily cherries, corn and peaches). In spite of urban sprawl, the quaint downtown, where 604 is located, is peppered with historic buildings and signs of days gone by.


Designing for the new Century

604 is in dire straights and in need of repair and full renovation inside and out. Outside, we’ll repair the foundation, replace porches and railings, install new roofing, wrap the home with new siding and trim, install new energy efficient windows and give it a fresh coat of paint.

604 Second Street Trailer

Updates on 604 Second Street

DPG Design – When It’s Time to Partner With Pros

One of the key elements and challenges in authentically renovating and updating a historic 100 plus year-old bungalow was to “complete” the overall picture by selecting just the right mix of landscape and hardscape that would best accent the project and create added...

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Sustainable Synthetic Siding on Point with Traditional Wood

We wanted something durable, green and sustainable that would also be attractive and authentic to the home’s appearance. Pining for a rough-hewn redwood exterior proved cost-prohibitive for an historic home renovation project. Unfortunately, the home’s exterior siding...

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Pompei Nursery – Living Beauty

As a century-old home was being readied for extensive updating – both inside and out – by Carey Bros. Remodeling, a second partner in the project — DPG Design — was focused on the exterior landscaping that would add a finishing touch of greenery and color.   The...

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Air King Offers Ventilation Solution for Historic Renovation

Given today’s airtight construction and the sealing of every opening, maximizing air circulation and improving indoor air quality is especially important. The good news is there are fewer drafty homes due to more stringent energy codes, which means improved comfort...

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Glaze ‘N Seal – The Finishing Touch

The project was to completely update a modest 1,177 sq. ft. 100 plus year-old home, inside and out, in old town Brentwood, California. While renovation work by Carey Bros. Remodeling headed toward completion at a steady pace, a second partner team was also busy...

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Belgard Pavers the Way to Success

A small, weathered and aging 111-year old bungalow, located at 604 Second Street in Old Town Brentwood California, presented a unique challenge for Carey Brothers Remodeling to do a total top-to-bottom and inside-out period restoration. The house itself was a simple...

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Organized Living Storage Systems Offers Efficiencies

The Carey Bros was challenged with maximizing space for wardrobe, closet and storage at the 604 Second Street Renovation, that's why they reached out to Organized Living. The Freedom Rail system is completely convertible, where they can reconfigure the system to their...

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European Fencing adds Vintage Charm

It has long been held that the “American Dream” focused on the serene image of a cozy little home nestled behind a white picket fence. As such, when it came time to update and completely renovate a 111-year old home located at 604 Second Street in Old Town Brentwood,...

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Believed to have been constructed from a catalog kit around the turn of the last century, the home consists of:

  • two bedrooms
  • one bath
  • living room, dining area, kitchen, nook, and laundry room
  • is approximately 1177 square feet

There is a single car freestanding garage immediately adjacent to the residence. Both structures sit on a lot that is slightly less that one-quarter acre.

The plans to remodel not only include making many necessary repairs, we will add approximately 341 square feet to accommodate a third bedroom and new master suite — complete with a second bath and walk-in closet. The entire home will be renovated and will include replacement of the severely deteriorated front porch, foundation repairs, complete new plumbing, heating and electrical systems, insulation, new bathrooms, a fully remodeled kitchen and a fully remodeled laundry.
Exterior upgrades include new windows and exterior doors, siding, trim, decking, handrails, roofing, gutters, downspouts, garage door and opener and paths, patios and driveway. All building products will have an emphasis on energy efficiency, sustainability, and green building products and technology. Where possible, existing vintage building materials will be recycled and incorporated into the renovation. The owners are excited about integrating new, modern appliances and conveniences within the charm and era of their home.

A Short Take

A behind the scenes look at Morris Carey sharing what is planned for the new laundry room.

Partners of the 604 Second Street Renovation