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.

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Updates on 604 Second Street

Back to the Future with Shaker Style Cabinetry

604 Second Street, Brentwood, California is a turn of the century bungalow style home, simple in stylishness and finishes. The word bungalow is often used to mean any small 20th century home that uses space efficiently. Believed to have been constructed from a catalog...

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Roofing System Achieves Both Aims: Durability and Charm

From the ground up, we have taken great pains to stay historically and aesthetically true while modernizing a turn of the 20th century home. Part of our success with the project can be attributed to our selection of a GAF roofing system. The McClellans were very...

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The World Leader in Stone Wool Solutions

As my brother and I endeavored to bring this early 20th-century Craftsman-style bungalow back to its historic charm, we remained mindful to include sustainable products, that while invisible to the eye, are essential to the high-quality feel of the home. With that in...

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Hi-Tech Deck Answers the Challenge

As was to be expected, the decks of this century-old home were severely deteriorated and were in need of replacement. This included a covered front porch that ran the width of the home and a small side landing with an entrance into the kitchen. While there was no deck...

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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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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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Countertops – Getting the Best of the Best

The project involved completely renovating a modest 1,177 sq. ft. 111-year-old home, inside and out, in old town Brentwood, California. Originally a catalog mail-order kit home, built around 1906, it was among an estimated 600 small bungalows constructed in the nearby...

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Hi-Tech Security with Vintage Styling

For Carey Brothers Remodeling, one of the big challenges in authentically renovating and updating a historic 111-year-old bungalow was to carefully integrate a number of today’s beneficial technologies into the project without affecting the vintage appearance and...

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Historic Home Updated With Today’s Latest Technologies

“Peek into the Past” Weekend Open House in Brentwood Third generation Bay Area builders and media personalities, James and Morris Carey – of Carey Brothers Remodeling – today announced the upcoming completion and total restoration of a vintage residence in Old Town...

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Making Today’s Concrete Even Better

Usages of concrete-like materials go back thousands of years. While some primitive forms were discovered from as early as 6500 BC, concrete has steadily evolved over time, with the Egyptians (around 3,000 BC), the Greeks (1,000 BC) and in the Middle East (about 700...

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Deck Hi-Tech Answers the Challenge

A little, weathered and aging 111-year old bungalow, located at 604 Second Street in Old Town Brentwood, California, presented a unique opportunity for Carey Bros. Remodeling to do a total top-to-bottom and inside-out period restoration while also carefully...

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Floored by Bamboo – Who Knew?

When it came to replacing the flooring all throughout a 111-year old home they were restoring, Carey Bros. Remodeling thought long and hard before making a surprising (yet quite logical) choice. The home being restored is a turn of the century, catalog ordered...

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Jeffrey Court Tile – Fashion Forward and Timeless

One of the key visual elements and challenges in authentically renovating and updating a historic 100 year-old plus bungalow was to find and select just the right vintage-looking ceramic tiles for the various rooms. The century-old home, located at 604 Second Street...

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Powering Up for New Kichler Lighting

When the little bungalow now located at 604 Second Street in Old Town Brentwood, California, was first built in 1906, it had no electricity whatsoever. In 1911, when it was moved intact from its initial location – among 600 or so small mail-order catalog kit homes...

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Organized Living’s Systems Offer Efficiency And Artistry

Closet organization is a journey one can take in elegance, simplicity, and versatility. Needs change with the season, be it summer or winter attire, or if you are professional or semi-retired. Thankfully, there’s a solution for that. Come aboard Organized Living’s...

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Back to the Future with Shaker Style Cabinetry

The project was to completely update a modest 1,177 sq. ft 100 year-old plus home, inside and out, in old town Brentwood, California. Originally a catalog design mail-order kit that reportedly was among roughly 600 small bungalows built in the nearby coal and copper...

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WarmlyYours Offers Customized Coziness

A tailor-made comfy feel in the home begins with the bottom of your feet, and WarmlyYours, with its positive and ethical focus, offers the homeowner heated flooring options that are hard to beat. WarmlyYours’ Environ rolls and mats work well beneath carpeting and...

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Natural Stone – A solid choice for the home

With so many building materials available today, it can be a challenge for homeowners to choose the right options for their home projects. As consumers become more eco-conscious, however, natural materials are gaining a foothold. Let’s look at one of the most popular...

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High-Powered Gear Streamlines Construction Cleanup

It was edge-of-his-seat anticipation for Morris Carey, as he eagerly awaited the arrival of a self-propelled, gas-powered sweeper that promised to make end-of-the-workday cleanup a snap at a Bay Area historic home renovation job site. YARDMAX’s proprietary equipment...

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Danze Melds Modern Day Convenience With Historic Charm

Faucets that are being installed in the bathrooms, laundry and kitchen of a renovated turn of the 20th century San Francisco Bay Area home are proof positive that streamlined design, efficiency and affordability can coexist with the historical characteristics of this...

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Week 11 Flyover of 604 Second Street Renovation

This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project shows the finished roof on the house and 4-car garage, using GAF Roofing materials that include: - Tiger Paw Roof Deck Protection - Timberline Ultra HD Shingles - WeatherBlocker Premium Eave/Rake Starter Strip - Cobra®...

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High-Powered Gear Streamlines Construction Cleanup

It was edge-of-his-seat anticipation for Morris Carey, as he eagerly awaited the arrival of a self-propelled, gas-powered sweeper that promised to make end-of-the-workday cleanup a snap at a Bay Area historic home renovation job site. YARDMAX’s proprietary equipment...

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Gerber Offers Form And Function In Bathroom Décor

When it comes to selecting certain features and finishes for an historic home remodel, functionality and the need for modern and easy-to-clean finishes may precede form. Gerber, a leading plumbing fixture manufacturer, offers toilets, bathroom sinks and accessories...

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Roofing System Achieves Both Aims: Durability And Charm

From the ground up, Morris and James Carey and their Carey Bros. Remodeling team have taken great pains to stay historically and aesthetically true while modernizing a turn of the 20th century home in Brentwood, California. Part of their success with the project can...

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Week 8 Flyover of 604 Second Street Historic Renovation

This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project shows the continuing work on the framing and roofing elements over the home room additions, plus prepping the interior work with Roxul Insulation, and more. The Carey Brothers and the team have undertaken the renovation...

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Week 7 Flyover of 604 Second Street Historic Renovation

This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project shows continuing work on the muli-car garage, additional roofing elements and framing over the expanded home and home interior progress. The Carey Brothers and the team have undertaken the renovation of 604 Second Street...

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Privacy Window Provides Perfect Finishing Touch

Morris and James Carey and their Carey Bros. Remodeling team have taken great pains to stay historically and aesthetically true while still modernizing a turn-of-the-20th-century home in Brentwood, California.  Their success is exemplified by the addition of an...

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Week 7 Flyover of 604 Second Street Renovation Project

This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project shows continuing work on the muli-car garage, additional roofing elements and framing over the expanded home and home interior progress. The Carey Brothers and the team have undertaken the renovation of 604 Second Street...

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Week 5 Flyover and interior shots

This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project show the garage concrete flooring before walls, the home expansion, and wood framing, and then goes inside to show the progress taking place with new walls, plywood and more.  

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Building out the Front Entry Porch

The entry area had to be replaced due to termites and rot. We've installed some temporary supports all around the porch to hold the existing roof in place. We added new interior piers poured with steel and embedded into the ground. James explains further.  

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Expansion of the home at 604 Second Street

James Carey explains the home expansion to a three bedroom and two bath - increasing over 360 square feet to the home. The foundation was poured and James explains further how the will do the further build out. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="2"...

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Weekly update: An Old Home Gets A New Foundation

Audio Transcript: It has been a delightful week at 604! We dug for the new foundation. To recap, this home is a two bedroom, one bath that has seen better days. Let's just leave it at that. And the owners --  high school sweethearts -- inherited the home from parents...

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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