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
Updates on 604 Second Street
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
One of the most visually important decisions made for this small 1,177 sq. ft. historic bungalow was the flooring – and we made an extremely surprising choice: Bamboo We opted for one of the best hi-tech hybrid bamboo flooring products on the market today, offered by...read more
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...read more
One of the key visual elements and challenges in renovating and updating a historic 100-year-old plus bungalow was to find and recapture the right vintage looking ceramic tiles for the various rooms. We chose to recapture the simplicity and timeless charms of the...read more
Finding doors to match our renovation to the “T” was a major concern, however, we thrilled to find that the Simpson Door company could manufacture for us. Both entry and interior doors we created from Douglas Fir, a tree species that grows abundantly in the Pacific...read more
Granite has an authentic natural finish for the age and architecture of our 604 Second Street Historic Renovation. It has limitless design potential and value. It’s durable and a good choice for the kitchen – it won’t melt or blister. It is also resistant to scratches...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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.