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June 2012 Newsletter

June 25, 2012
 
NARI Winner 2012
Mid-century modern home remodeling projects are typically not the types that create headlines. But late last month, at its annual awards celebration in Dallas, Texas, the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) presented its Contractor of the Year award (entire house, project exceeding $1 million) to McCutcheon Construction of Berkeley for a project completed in May 2011: the entire makeover of mid-century modern home in Tiburon, California that had not been modified since its construction.

Originally built in the 1950s, the house – just 2,000 square feet in size – had been inherited by a long-term resident of San Francisco, who questioned whether the residence could ever be compelling enough to lure her out of the City. But in the end, that’s exactly what happened.

Renown designer John Wheatman of San Francisco created the overall aesthetic for this remodel, which was managed by Michael McCutcheon of Yosemite Road, who is the President of McCutcheon Construction. Other notable sub-contractors involved in the project were Wooden Window of Oakland, Chistman Electrical of Napa, and Greg Rossi Tile of Martinez.

Essential to the success of this remodel, the entire home was reconsidered to optimize usability, indoor-outdoor livability, and proximity to glorious views of the San Francisco Bay and the City beyond. Many aspects of this project were relatively minor in scale. In fact, all construction was managed within the original roofline of the structure. Even so, the transformation was dramatic.

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trash to treasure headerWhen Amy Hughes , an editor of This Old House magazine, found a cabinet door trashed but in excellent condition on the street where she lives, she asked thousands of her fans from Facebook what they would do with a door like this. After some imaginative answers from on THOHers on Facebook, the winner for the most “liked” was a cabinet-door coffee table.Needing a new coffee table, and with this door having rounded edges and already “broken in” made this do-it-yourself” project a win-win situation for a house with a toddler in it. Amy decided against adding glass or plexi-glass to the top of the table in favor of using the level areas as individual trays. Prefab steel legs and adding a second shelf below made out of left over tongue and groove flooring made this project practically free.According to Amy Hughes, “”Lots of people have trouble wrapping their head around the notion of salvage, because again, they have the idea that it’s junk.  You can’t help but develop an appreciation for historic styles and the quality of materials.” Redecorating using salvaged materials is not only green it will give a unique feel to your home. Keep this in mind next time you see your neighbor clean out their garage.
 

 

 

 


2012 NARI Winner Mid-Century Modern House ~ Tiburon, CA
2012 NARI Winner
Mid-Century Modern House ~ Tiburon, CA

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