This post is a bit different from previous posts in that it is a little bit about this, a little bit about that. A potpourri of news, if you will.
Previous Projects Updated:
The Edwardian remodel in Oakland has been stalled for a few months for reasons outside my control. The client is happy that the house is water tight and heated. The windows and doors are in, it is plumbed, wired, and the sheet rock is up. The owner is looking forward to getting going again to finish off his house. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening in the next few weeks.
The hillside house in Oakland with the new simple deck is very nearly complete. I am looking forward to getting over to take some pictures at some point. The client has decided to rebuild the old detached garage and I will be helping her with that effort.
Other than the garage for the Oakland hillside house, I have another project underway. I have started working with a previous commercial client on an addition to his house in San Bruno. The addition is a straight forward, modest addition to the back of the house. I’m hoping to get the documents together while the client is away on vacation.
There is a potential need for a planning department review because the house was built before the current set backs were instituted. The existing house does not comply with the current set back requirements, and we will either have to make the addition comply with the current set backs, or go through the planning department review. The difference between the existing set back and the required set back is 3-inches. Sometimes the bureaucracy of getting something very simple built can seem out of proportion to the request.
As of 10/1/2014, my hourly rates have changed. Existing agreements will not be affected, but all new work going forward will proceed with the new rates. The cost of my Design Counseling services and Modular services remain the same.