The Benicia house project is coming along! The last time I was at the site, the house was still being framed. No roof structure was in place. Now, roughly six weeks later, the roof is up and insulated. The walls are up and insulated. The contractor will be starting to put the siding and roofing on and the windows in soon.
The house, like many in Benicia sits about 3-feet below street level which makes it look less tall and helps to reinforce it’s modern cottage qualities.
The 2 bedroom, 1 bath house is only 850 square feet, but with a large open living room kitchen and an expansive back deck, it will live like a much large house.
The contractor is doing a very good job, and keeping the project on schedule. I am especially impressed by the quality of the carpentry. This scarf joint, used to splice together two pieces of wood into a longer beam, is a prime example.
The house was designed by Oregon Architect Nir Pearlson, for whom I am acting as the local, California, Architect of Record. As the architect of record, I have ensured that the design complies with the California Building Code, provided additional documentation required by California, and am providing Construction Phase services for the client. All of these things are what an architect does for their clients. I am also work on this project in association with New Avenue Homes.
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