Craftsman on the Park, Phase 2

Construction in progress for a second addition to match an earlier Craftsman Style makeover. Take a look at the first addition on Houzz. See the first transformation on our web site.

Project Team: Lawrence and Gómez Architects

Builder: Jeff Becker Construction

Structural engineering: Gebau Engineering

Audio and video design: ListenUp

39. Tech and traditional coexist in this new media room. Click to see finished project on Houzz.CraftsmanTrussesSmall

38. Two flatscreen TV’s and a projection screen provide adequate media for varied formats.BigScreen

37. Finished room Winter 2012MediaRoomEast

36. October 2012

Deck rail complete; note solar panels peeking above the roof

35. October 2012

Eric tightens fasteners on composite deck rail.

34. Spiral stair detail

Ballusters and handrail of the spiral stair match the detailing of the deck rail.

33. Spiral stair

Space-saving custom spiral stair built by by Erick Becker and Lou at Quality Metal Fabrication.

32. Deck rail progress

Theo Merrin and Eric Decaria start with the newel posts and then add the horizontal members of the composite deck rail.

31. New driveway poured and curing

Garage doors installed and driveway poured and curing

30. Finish on trusses

Finish on exposed trusses almost complete

29. Truss detail

Stain and lacquer bring out the detail of the hand-distressed trusses.

28. Driveway prep

Ground prepared for new driveway that will have better slope and drainage

27. Click to view these carpenters setting cabinets on YouTube.

Interior trim carpenters Eric DeCaria and Erik Becker

26. Interior wood trusses ready to receive stain

Custom steel connectors hold together the truss members.

25. Bottom chord of  a truss

The bottom chord of a truss has been carefully shaped and is ready to be fastened to the other truss members. A channel cut into the top will hold an LED strip that will illuminate the ceiling for soft ambient lighting.

24. Painter

A painter with Town and Country Painting masks glass and walls, leaving the wood trim exposed to receive stain.

23. Exterior bracket and trim

Exterior bracket detail, window trim, soffits, fascia, and shingles installed and ready to receive paint and stain.

22. Exterior trim carpenter

Exterior trim carpenter prepares wood for installation.

21. Siding and Exterior Trim

Scaffold in place, siding and exterior trim in progress. Because this house sits in a 100-year flood plain, the bottom courses of gray siding are water-resistant cement board. The wood siding matches the existing house. Also notice the flood vent cut into the wall.

20. Decorative Template

Template for decorative rafter fascia

19. Deck Framing

Eric and Theo, framers with Jeff Becker Construction, setting deck joists

18. Deck Framing

Deck framing in progress

17. Pier Cap

Column set through a stone pier cap

16. Deck Beam

Deck beam cut, assembled, and ready for hoisting

15. Insulation

Building envelope insulated and ready for drywall

14. August 2012

Framed views looking southwest

13. August 2012

Family room framing looking northwest

12. August 2012

Roof trusses attached to existing house wall

11. August 2012

Roof framed over new family room

10. General Contractor in August 2012

Jeff Becker reviews details with his framing crew.

9. July 2012 – Framing progress

Framing progress seen from the existing driveway.

8. July 2012 – Lead framer

Theo Merrin, lead framer for Jeff Becker Construction, checks dimensions.

7. July 2012 – Floor joists

A carpenter walks on the floor joists above the reconstructed garage.

6. July 2012 – Mountain Concrete

Equipment of Mountain Concrete Construction

5. July 2012 – Garage slab

The crew of Mountain Concrete takes a break before finishing the new garage and patio slabs.

4. June 2012 – New garage foundation

Foundation for the new garage and patio columns

3. May 2012 – Original garage seen from the west.

West elevation (back yard) showing original garage attached to the house. It will be deconstructed and reconstructed to receive a new family room above.

2. Spring 2012 – Original garage seen from the street elevation

1. Spring 2012 – Drawing of east elevation, below, showing new garage and family room addition