Get your Permit !

Permit Checklist

Permit requirements vary widely in different locations.  Develop a list for your project – start by checking in with your local building department. 

Remember the Building Department may only tell you part of the story.  Research the following items and try to start putting a schedule together.  My Builder 20 group often discusses permit issues.  Jim in Wisconsin tells me he can get a permit in 5 days, while others of us suffer with months even years in the permitting process.  In my local area building departments in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu, Ojai, Ventura County, City of Ventura, Santa Barbara and County of Santa Barbara all treat building codes and zoning regulations in different ways.

Access

Air Rights

Archaeologists

Bridges

CC&R’s (Private Restrictions)

Cell Phone Access

City Planning

City Zoning

Civil Engineers

Coastal Commissions

Continue reading “Get your Permit !”

Gerrard Colcord Remodel

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Featured in “Traditional Home” with Interior Design by Bonesteel Trout Hall, and Architectural Design by Otis Bradley, this home was originally designed by Gerard Colcord.  Colcord was a sought after Architect in Los Angeles known for his simple elegance in capturing homes with historical relevance.  This particular home was owned by Harrison Ford for 30 years before the new owners put their own style on the home.

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Beautiful walnut, hand made, slab dining table

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The master bath – previously dark and very masculine, was opened up with a new light pallet.

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A custom frosted glass “window” into the master shower to add light to a previously small dark shower

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A beautiful antique piece can make a lovely powder room sink base

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Elegant custom bar

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The kitchen was completely gutted, enlarged and built new while keeping the original beaded inset cabinetry

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Breakfast nook !

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The master bath – previously dark and very masculine, was opened up with a new light pallet.

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Ojai Remodel – 1950’s Ranch Style Home

Proposed color scheme

Open up walls and ceiling

Before

Ojai kitchen remodel

 

Initial planning:

This is the existing plan – note the setback lines

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Addition Analysis – how and where we can add space

Here are the areas where we might build – possibly moving garage forward to allow additional space behind the garage and space on the south end. This might work out nicely allowing us to keep the existing kitchen where it is – Savings ! – create a better flow.

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Existing 3D models

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Ojai Remodel – Meiner’s Oaks House

September 20, 2018

View from Living area


Overview

Floor plan

New master bathroom
– New window
– fixed glass
– new sliding glass door
– floor drain
– tile all walls

Revised Kitchen
– partial open shelves and upper cabinets

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August 22, 2018

Proposed Floor Plan

Here’s a plan – using existing structure as much as possible – keeping cost down …

  • New master
  • New master bath
  • New master courtyard
  • Relocate front door to side – makes a better living area

 

 

Existing Floor Plan

Front View

Rear View

Overview of existing floor plan