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
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
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...read more
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...read more
Interior Design by Sunny Hancock, Sunny and Chair Interiors Photography by Begul Tunc with Brentwood Graphic Sunny and Chair Interiors home staging services gives potential buyers the ability to connect with your home emotionally while looking at great photos...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
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
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...read more
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
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.