The task was to transform a forclosed, run-down, poorly built country ranch-house into a contemporary Napa wine country vacation home.
This house was poorly built in 1973 with scrap lumber, the framing lumber seemed to be left-over wood from various projects, the header material looked like lumber package skid material. portions of the flat tile white roof had blown off twice during big California rain storms in 1995 and then again in 2005. The roof tile was on skip sheathing and leaked, the leaks were originally “repaired” by taking #30 felt and building a channel to direct the water to the exeterior wall, the only problem was that this house had a 3′ stucco soffited overhang so the water could not escape it just ran down the exterior wall creating more problems with dry rot and mold. The rafter had been cut at a 3/12 pitch but stacked at a 4/12 pitch the rafter were 24″ on center at plate line but anywhere from 18″ to 27″ at the ridge. The house did not take advantage of any views or maybe they were different in 1973.
60 cubic yards of concrete tile was removed and recycled. (Habitat for Humanity considered trying to resell the tile but declined)
70 yards of clean stucco and patio concrete were recycled.
50 yards of asphalt.
40 cubic yards of sheetrock.
40 yards of clean wood.
30 yards of garbage.
5 truck loads of steel ( rebar, wiring, fencing, garage shelving, etc.) were donated to Scrap for Teens.
All the old interior and exterior material was donated to Habitat for Humanity, including: exterior doors, interior doors, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, bathroom sinks, faucets, shower heads, glass shower enclosures, gas cooktop, dishwasher, kitchen sink garbage disposal, ceiling fans, interior and exterior light fixtures, and all the dual pane vinyl replacement windows and sliding glass doors.
The priorities of this project were to create a wild-fire resistant, energy efficient, stylish home. It now features tempured fire proof glass in an aluminum frame, a metal roof with minimal overhang, a modern stainless steel front door and stucco exterior walls. Inside a level 5 drywall finish with zero VOC paint, European interior doors, wall mount toilets and bidet, tankless water heater, frameless kitchen cabinets, the most enviromently friendly refrigerator made, and refinished concrete floors.
Before the remodel this is what the front of the house looked like
The new kitchen of the remodel.
The orignial kitchen of the house before the whole house was remodeled.
The front of the remodeled house.
The dining patio where the entrance of the old house use to be.