Guest House remodeling, Palo Alto CA

Project by Francisco Luna posted 04-08-2008 06:13 PM 3431 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working as a Carpenter and Cabinet installer for a General Contractors firm in San Francisco, I rebuilded this small guest house for a client in Palo Alto, CA. It’s a 12’ x 16’ small building at the back of the house, was in very bad shape when we received the project; old redwood framing, redwood shingles at roof and siding and cracked foundations. The city codes allowed to rebuild the building without demolishig it, and preserving 50% of the original structure. A concrete subcontractor raised the entire structure and made a new concrete slab. The framing was retrofitted, and everything else was brand new. Small bathroom and kitchenette was installed as well.

-- "Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Salm 127:1

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posted 04-08-2008 07:35 PM

quite a project francisco . looks really nice . well done

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posted 04-08-2008 08:41 PM

what luxury. I didn’t expect to see a bathroom/kitchenette in this!

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 04-08-2008 09:31 PM

Another great looking project!

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posted 04-09-2008 03:32 AM

A nice guest house like that makes me think… If I build a guest house and no “main” house, do I still have to pay taxes ;)

-- Tom, Central New York

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posted 04-13-2008 05:47 PM

Good use of space without looking cramped. Nice job.

-- Kip, Shasta Co.,CA--"The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up."--Ogden's Law

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posted 04-13-2008 10:09 PM

Very nice Francisco. How much does it rent for in Palo Alto?

-- Are you ever going to finish that project? Yes Dear

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posted 04-14-2008 12:31 AM

Thanks all for the commments. Rat, I’d say a place like this is around thousand bucks, a few blocks from downtown Palo Alto.

-- "Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Salm 127:1

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