Another craftsman style home in Cupertino

Craftsman style home
Craftsman style home in Cupertino

Craftsman style home was completely re-designed from 1 story ranch to meet Owner’s requirements, update style, add 2nd floor with 3 new bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We stepped in when Owner’s had a basic idea to expand living space for growing family and there was specific request to use design-build company, which will take care of the entire process from architectural drawings, engineering and construction.

Originally 1-story ranch style home had about 1600 sq.ft. and was too small for the family of 4 and lot size wouldn’t allow to simply build a 1 story addition on a ground level. We decided to maximize the square footage to the maximum allowed in this zoning district providing 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, living room, dining room, open space kitchen with family room, keeping 2 car garage and use Craftsman style for both exterior and interior.

Plans approval process took about a year with minimum plan check comments. We had to solve privacy issues and concerns of adjacent property neighbors, get through architectural committee, complete engineering calculations, address local “green” requirements and finally get construction permit approved.

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Existing house was knocked down to the sub floor level and re-build from scratch with 2nd floor above, with 10 foot ceiling on a first floor, all new structural plumbing, electrical with power upgrade to 200 amps, new sewer lines, new HVAC and new gas meter location.

Owner’s were very organized which help to maintain a project on a good pace, their response on  tasks that they were suppose to complete  and decision making process was super quick. They used a lot our online project management resource which helps to keep project communication, milestones and tasks organized. Therefore we’ve been able to order all long lead items right in time.

Interior used a lot of custom carpentry and stair rails and balusters by Progress Builders, engineered hardwood provided by American Wood Floor Center, countertops by Bedrosians, designer tile by Porcelanosa USA, linear Napoleon fireplace.  On exterior we used a lot of exterior type trim for windows, doors and columns, faux beams, materials were provided by The Moulding Company, El Dorado stone on wainscoting around the house – Mesa Verde Mountain ledge with chiseled edge wainscot sill, Connecticut blue stone on all porches.


Design professional: Ilya Fedulov, Progress Builders

Contractor: Progress Builders

Goal of project: Maximize living space, design 3 new bedrooms on 2nd floor, Guest bedroom on 1st floor, Living room, open space kitchen and Family room, keep 2 car garage, add formal Dining room,  powder room.

Permit approval process: 12 months

Completion time: 7 month. Dec 2013 – Jul 2014

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