We noted that Jerry Ditto, author of Eichler Homes, and our design advisor, described our project on his web site yesterday. His description included the following: “I’ll be providing more details during the coming months as the construction continues, but let me give you a quick summary preview now. This remodel will more than double […]
After over 11 years and two children, packing was difficult. Jo-Anne did an amazing amount of work while I avoided packing my home office and the garage at all costs … Jerry Ditto announced our project on his web site. It was good to get some recognition from Jerry.
Several friends have commented on the basement excavation just a little ways away on Vista Avenue. We were able to grab a few minutes and review the job site. It doesn’t exactly look like an OSHA-complaint excavation.
After all the coordination, I was able to file the application for my building permit with the City of Monte Sereno. This was a major event, as the fire sprinkler ordinance becomes effective on August 13. Just about to walk into City Hall with the plans. Yeah!
A key member of the design team is a civil engineering firm. Any grading, drainage or other activities that establish permanent changes to the property need to be reviewed by a licensed professional engineer. Since our licensed surveyor is Dunbar and Craig, we contacted them to see if they were interested in the civil engineering. […]
This was an interesting day … Doug McNeil invited us to the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Foundation summer picnic. The event was held at the home of Larry Arzie and David Stonesifer in Los Gatos. It was a beautiful California day, and the “who’s who” in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno attended the event. We […]