Currently I’m working on a ~2800 s.f. 1954 Mid Century Modern style home in the lovely Redwood Heights area in Oakland which is in the hills above Laurel district and South of Hwy 13 (house listing). I have never worked on a Mid Century Modern home and I’m so excited! MCM is a very popular and fashionable style of late, especially the furniture which I’ve been collecting like mad.
1: Kitchen and Master Bath Remodel plus: cleanup/yardwork/cosmetic work – the house had been rented for years to drug addicts so it had been neglected and abused. Phase one is to get the upper level of the house liveable and includes window replacement, floor refinishing, carpet and paint, kitchen and master bath remodel and bedroom cosmetic repairs. The other bath on this level is ugly but functional for now
2: 2nd level remodel: improve the inlaw unit which is a studio style but could easily be a spacious 2/1 living area.
3: Rebuild front facade: the front of the house has been built on over the years. Originally it was a series of three stepped levels making the house look like giant stairs with dual decks and a garage in front. The first thing to be added was a legal room addition over the garage. Unfortunately they didn’t rebuild the framing of the garage to take the extra weight so there is sagging in the garage ceiling which creates a drainage issue. Next addition was an illegal enclosure of the upstairs deck to make a solarium (glass enclosed porch) type area. This was also not built well and added weight to the under built garage.
On the right is the current facade and on the left is the proposed improvement. The improvement includes:
Removing the solarium and making it back into a deck shared by both front bedrooms on the upper level
Reinforcement of the garage to support the 2nd level bedroom
Make the inlaw studio appt. into a 2/1.