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

Wayne Dalton Garage Doors Anchor Home’s Aesthetic Appeal

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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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Danze Melds Modern Day Convenience With Historic Charm

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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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Sustainable Synthetic Siding On Point With Traditional Wood

Pining for a rough-hewn redwood exterior proved cost-prohibitive for an historic home renovation project, as Morris and James Carey and their Carey Bros. Remodeling team revive a San Francisco Bay Area early 20th century Craftsmen-style bungalow back to its roots....

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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.

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