This home remodel project is simply amazing! I’ve been designing residential remodeling projects in Chula Vista / San Diego area since 1984, and this home remodel is definitely in the Top 10 over the previous 30+ years. Located on a cul-de-sac near San Diego State University, the home sits on 4 acres of land overlooking a small canyon of native vegetation identified as Environmentally Sensitive Land by the City of San Diego Planning Division of the Development Services Department.
Being near sensitive vegetation and having the potential of natural habitat for other animals, we were on thin ice to being with. However, with knowledge and experience from working on the inside (my 7 years at the City of San Diego) I was able to perform the necessary tasks to get our project approved with little more than a standard plan check process.
This particular project is more than a owner could manage as an Owner-Builder type construction job, so the hired a contractor first, then he & I worked in concert as the Design-Build Team. The outcome is tremendous. As you can see by this video, the demolition has begun, and it looks like a complete mess. But in just a few months we will transform this disaster into their dream home.
To read more about what we do at TPJ Architecture, scroll on the right side of this blog to find more videos that describe other projects we’ve done, you might even find one just like your home! And if you’re thinking about remodeling your home, you’ll want to read my book first. CUT THE CHAOS – A Homeowner’s Guide to Residential Remodeling. Get a copy now at http://CutTheChaosBook.com
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