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April 26, 2018 BERKELEY TIMES Page 17

Real Estate
Three Remmy Awards for McCutcheon Construction
At the annual Bay Area Re-

photos by Robert Vente


modeling Awards, hosted by all
three local chapters of NARI on
Wednesday, April 11, three top
Remmy Awards were presented
to McCutcheon Construction, an
all employee-owned company in
Berkeley.
McCutcheon won Remmies in
three categories, for three different
and remarkable projects through-
out the Bay Area: (1) Entire House
Over $1 million – a project that
resurrected a San Francisco home
originally built in 1911 and more
recently ravaged by fire; (2) Resi-
dential Interior Over $150,000 –
for the complete renovation of a
mid-century home in Oakland that
integrated the living room, dining
room, and kitchen into one highly-
styled living and entertainment
space; and (3) Residential Bath- 1 2
room Over $100,000 – a project in project, the front façade of the resi- welded moment frames on the front large island was added with seating with a polished steel, free-standing
Marin County that transformed a dence was historically protected, and back of the house. Wow! for five, and the staircase between tub centered in front of a new bank
dim and cramped master bathroom and so not altered. However, the Working with Twig Gallemore the main and lower level was dra- of windows (and new balcony). The
into a luxurious spa. transformation of the interior was (Elevation Design & Architecture), matically widened. To further inte- small, single-person shower was
“[Winning] three Remmies dramatic. McCutcheon’s second Remmy was grate entertainment spaces on both upgraded to a two-person steam
in any one year is unusual, and The owner wanted the living for the dramatic interior renovation floors, the transitional area was em- shower. The toilet was moved
it’s also a profound honor. These area on the main floor to feel like a of a mid-century home in Oakland. bellished with eye-catching details: from the center of the room to an
awards demonstrate the quality gallery space, so most of the interi- The owners’ wanted to create a a stainless steel/glass hand-railing, enclosed chamber. The oversized,
of craftsmanship and the depth of or walls were removed to create an “forever” home that could be en- a tiled “wave wall,” and multi-color double-sink vanity was replaced
talent at McCutcheon Construc- open floor plan. In addition, a glass joyed with friends (many of them LED lighting. with his and her vanities positioned
tion and its partners,” commented and steel addition was built on the musicians), family, and numerous Two designers – Christy Jobe on each side of the door.
company president Mick Coonan. rear of the house to flood the interi- pets for years to come. (SJ&J Design) and Claire Day To learn more about McCutch-
In fact, each of the award-winning or with natural light. Achieving the For this renovation, the main (Claire Day Interiors) – contributed eon Construction, an employee-
projects was a collaboration be- open floor plan required significant floor was completely reinvented to McCutcheon’s third Remmy, owned company, call (510) 558-
tween McCutcheon Construction structural upgrades, including the by combining several rooms into which began with the homeown- 8030 or go to mcbuild.com; or
and various partners. underpinning of the uphill neigh- a much larger and seamless living er’s desire to brighten a dim and consider attending an upcoming
For example, the reconstruction bor’s foundation. This required the space. As part of the transforma- cramped master bathroom suite in seminar: “California Living” on
of a fire-damaged San Francisco hand digging of piers up to 24-feet tion, the fireplace was relocated San Rafael. For this project, a cor- Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to
home involved Alex Jermyn (Alex- deep and the installation of large and reimagined as a focal point, a ner whirlpool bath was replaced noon. Refreshments will be served.
ander Jermyn Architecture). In this

Award winners: 1 & 2. For a complete home renovation in San Fran-


cisco, the historic façade was not altered, while the interior was opened
up so that the living space would resemble a gallery. • 3. McCutcheon’s
second Remmy was for the interior renovation of a mid-century home
in Oakland. • 4. Previously dim and cramped, this bathroom in San
Rafael was transformed into a luxurious spa.