We’ve built, restored, and completed a number of design-build projects across a wide range of architectural styles. Browse through our projects below to read, see, and watch how a project comes together in our endless drive toward perfection.
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A 1960s hillside contemporary ranch is about to open itself to the beautiful blue Pacific thanks to exterior walls of glass.
This home is about to lighten its visual weight by subtracting the unnecessary, reducing line and textures, and harmonizing both interior and exterior finishes.
“By the luck of the angels,” says the owner, this home is still standing after the Anaheim Hills Fire of 2017. Suffering only minor damage, while homes on either side were reduced to ash, we have to agree. But now it’s time to not only begin repairs but consider the remodeling that has been in the homeowner’s hearts since they bought the home just a year before the devastating fires.
When we first spoke with the owner, we could hear the stress in her voice and imagine the tears in her eyes. She felt her architect was not listening to her dreams and desires. Instead, he was building a monument to himself/his name. Then along came the architect-recommended general contractor who claimed to be “the genie of pricing.” It appears that he put his wet finger in the air, as if testing the wind’s direction and said, “this will be $1.6 million.”
That’s where we came in. October 5’s sophisticated budgeting software first employs volumetric calculations. As we proceed through the design phases, budgets become more and more exact, until we reach the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), which serves as the foundation for the construction contract.
Simply put: October 5 engineering is now well underway.
Unlike a single-family home, the square footage of a townhome is a constant. Rarely can it change—or can it? Wait until you see how an efficient redesign of the floor plan adds visual square footage.
“I want to feel like I am at a spa when I come home,” said the homeowner. October 5 opened up the floor plan to the exterior and designed a new lap-pool and living space, complemented by an outdoor kitchen. Included in the creation of this at-home spa retreat are also a new kitchen and family room.
Each month in OCTOBER 5 STORIES, we publish an illuminating article on one of the many facets of designing and building a fine home. Choose from the articles below.
The proper use of balance and symmetry turns ordinary projects into extraordinary homes. Learn what steps all fine home builders should take to reduce the unbearable noise generated by imperfection.
Learn more about the practical, real-world improvements the process of subtraction can lend to your remodel or fine home construction. We’ll look at lighting, textures, and much more.
Incorporating subtractive thinking into the design process enables fine home builders to create a home imbued with a sense of calm and purpose from the start.
There’s a healthier process for designing, budgeting, and building your dream home. It’s called Design-Build and it’s revolutionizing how fine home construction and remodels achieve success.