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.
In early summer of 2017, October 5 completed a two-story whole house remodel. The clients now wanted a single-story home, with greater outdoor space, in the exact same neighborhood. Just around the corner, they purchased a 1950’s single level ranch. However, it was a bit short on space and required a whole-house makeover.
Check back to see photos from these ongoing projects.
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.
This family home was recently handed down to the third generation. While the home was in fairly good condition, the windows, doors, cabinets, flooring, etc. had nearly exhausted their life expectancies. In addition, the third-generation owners desired an open floor plan with the addition of a two-bedroom mother-in-law’s unit above the garage.
The home will be stripped down to the studs and completely rebuilt. The home will see new footings, earthquake upgrades, dual glazed windows & doors, modern bathrooms & a chef’s kitchen, wood flooring, insulation, drywall, and HVAC, and a whole bunch more.
Check back to see the result. This home will be ready for the next three generations to come.
Wanting to relocate from New York to Southern California, this family purchased their home sight unseen, relying only upon photos and the advice of their realtor. They contracted with October 5 Fine Home Builders. The bi-weekly design meetings were held via Go-To-Meeting, with the owners, architects and construction team all in attendance, and located in their respective remote locations.
With every last detail nailed down, the project is underway. The remodel will include an open floor plan, Pella’s Architect Series windows & doors, an upscale kitchen & contemporary baths, new porcelain plank flooring, landscaping, and board & batten siding for modern-farmhouse character and style.
The prized home has seen its share of updates with care and attention to every detail, but someone forgot about the garage. It hasn’t fallen over yet, but just don’t let anyone slam the door to hard…yikes! Since the garage shares a wall with the neighbor’s garage, it creates a whole set of challenges for the demo and rebuilding, while at the same time referencing the homes original style and character.
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.
Every project has two clients: the homeowner and the building. Recognizing that both parties possess unspoken expectations of our Design/Build team, you may ask, “When does October 5’s focus shift from one client to the other?“
While Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracts have always been our go-to method of engagement, there are times when circumstances require a different solution.
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.