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
This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project shows the walls and roof on the 4-car garage, continued work on the additional rooms, the stripped down home roof, plus continued progress inside the home.read more
This is a flyover of 604 Second Street project show the garage concrete flooring before walls, the home expansion, and wood framing, and then goes inside to show the progress taking place with new walls, plywood and more.read more
How to put down a subfloor using adhesive and glue.read more
The entry area had to be replaced due to termites and rot. We've installed some temporary supports all around the porch to hold the existing roof in place. We added new interior piers poured with steel and embedded into the ground. James explains further.read more
James Carey explains the home expansion to a three bedroom and two bath - increasing over 360 square feet to the home. The foundation was poured and James explains further how the will do the further build out. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="2"...read more
Audio Transcript: It has been a delightful week at 604! We dug for the new foundation. To recap, this home is a two bedroom, one bath that has seen better days. Let's just leave it at that. And the owners -- high school sweethearts -- inherited the home from parents...read more
Morris Carey giving some insight into the foundation work for the 3-car garage. https://vimeo.com/214324589read more
The Carey Brothers and the team creating a foundation area beginning with a trench running 12-inches wide by18-inches deep.read more
The Carey Brothers and the team are handling the sewer line replacement at 604 Second Street.read more
James Carey explains how they needed to do a temporary fix while digging and replacing the water line at the front of 604 Second Street.read more
TRANSCRIPT FROM THE VIDEO: We're in the middle of completing the framing in the main house. Come in, I’ll show you where we put headers on all the windows last week. None of the windows had support for the openings. The doors, the windows were all missing...read more
Morris Carey takes time out in this behind the scenes look at the monster fireplace they decided to take out for a more efficient way to heat the home.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.