“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 Brentwood, California. 

Recognized as one of the oldest buildings in the city, the 111-year old home located at 604 Second street is a catalog ordered kit-type structure, originally built around 1906 in a nearby coal and copper mining camp and then moved intact to its current location about five years later.  

Starting with a modest little 1,177 sq. ft. bungalow that was in total disrepair, second-generation homeowners, Robin and Mike McClellan, prepared for a topto-bottom inside/outside traditional restoration to preserve a bit of family history.

But James and Morris Carey also saw it as a unique opportunity to blend vintage turn of the century architecture and authentic original appearances with an unbelievable array of today’s latest home improvement technologies.

“While the McClellans worked with our Carey Bros Remodeling designer, Carol Carey, carefully selecting products and materials,” notes James Carey, ”my brother and I began almost a full year of demolition, construction and installing their selections to bring it all together.”

“In the process, we also added approximately 400 square feet of living space… with another bedroom and bath,” Carey states, “and a 960 square foot four bay detached garage and workshop to replace the old single car garage.” 

Today, the fully restored home at 604 Second Street is a surprising historic restoration that totally retains its vintage heritage while encompassing an incredible use and integration of today’s latest up-to-the-minute products. 

“We want to share this with the local community and are inviting everyone to see the finished historic restoration with all its ‘back to the future’ features and conveniences that didn’t exist 100 years ago,” adds Morris Carey.

It is a unique opportunity for the local community and media to view and experience the expert blend of authentic vintage ambiance and cutting-edge technologies and concepts used to provide enhanced lifestyle and improved performance for many generations to come.

Completed as of Friday, November 17 – the 604 Second Street home will be open for viewing on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19. 

Saturday, November 18 
10:00 – 11:00 am Ribbon Cutting and Welcome
Mayor of Brentwood, Bob Taylor, will join in the Ribbon Cutting along with a welcome from Carey Brothers and homeowners, Robin and Mike McClellan.

11:00am – 4:00 pm Open House
Media and Local community are invited to tour the home and meet the manufacturers and vendor partners that participated in this historic restoration.

5:00pm – 7:00 pm Brentwood Holiday Parade
Carey Brothers Remodeling will have a float in Brentwood’s 35th Annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Brentwood, only a block away from 604 Second Street. The float’s theme will be “Santa’s Workshop” and includes a small replica of 604 Second Street — a playhouse — that will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Sunday, November 19
10:00 am to 4:00pm Open House

Local and Bay Area TV, radio and print media are invited to cover this event to introduce some of the latest home improvement concepts and technologies to your audience.

Partners products used in this renovation include (but are not limited to): FX Cabinets Warehouse, Kichler Lighting, Jeffrey Court Tile, Cali Bamboo Flooring, MoistureShield Decking, Daich Coatings, Marble Institute of America, Natural Stone Institute, Bedrosians Tile and Stone, CR Marble & Granite, Schlage Door Hardware, Simonson Virtual Design, DPG Landscape Design, Belgard Parvers, Glaze-n-Seal Paver Sealer, Pompei Nursery Plant & Trees and European Garden Living for Picket Fencing.