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.
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
Virtual Flyover of Proposed Project
Updates on 604 Second Street
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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...read more
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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...read more
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...read more
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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...read more
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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.
A Short Take
A behind the scenes look at Morris Carey sharing what is planned for the new laundry room.