On Whitham, construction is moving along really well. For Lot 1, we are completing exterior sewer and utility connection work and working on interior insulation and dry wall work. For Lot 2, we are completing the last of the framing work and have rough trade work going on. Again, both homes are pre-sold in non-contingent contracts.
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Nestled in Los Altos Hills this home is where classic contemporary meets comfort, privacy, and convenience. Brand new construction! Built by Aron Developers and designed by prestigious architect, Gary Kohlsaat. This contemporary property provides a modern open floor plan as every room enjoys natural light along with an indoor/outdoor luxury lifestyle. Terrific floor plan! The property features quality finishes including professional grade appliances, Quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, expensive La Cantina patio/deck doors, Anderson windows. Set on 0.57+/- acres of privacy and serenity yet only minutes from downtown Los Altos. This home embodies classic, clean lines that will never go out of style. Sought after Los Altos Schools.
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The foundation on the first floor of both homes is nearing completeion. Framing on lot 1 is well underway, and the second floor walls are making great progress which will be followed by framing of the roof.
Lot 2, framing is just begginning. We have a completion date of early April, which we are pushing aggresively towards.
Our property renderings are complete (and attached), material selection is completed, and we are going live this week with the homes on MLS!
The foundation for the garage and for the first floor of Lot 1 was inspected however there were a few correction items that need to be addressed. We are hoping to get it reinspected this week and pour. The framing will continue once those pieces of the foundation are complete. On Lot 2, the retaining walls along the rear of the property and at the driveway are complete. The waterproofing, drainage, and backfilling are about 80% complete. The foundation for the garage and the 1st floor will commence once the basement walls have been fully backfilled.
On Lot 1, the foundation for the first floor and the garage are nearly complete. As soon as we have the foundation poured, we will frame the first floor. On Lot 2, the basement walls are now poured, and the backyard retaining walls are complete. Waterproofing of the basement walls is making progress and when done will be begin backfilling.
On Lot 1, the foundation footings are excavated and the piers have been drilled. We will be pouring and then will be framing the first floor. On Lot 2, the basement wall reinforcement is complete and will be setting inside forms in preparation for pouring the walls. We are also working to complete the retaining walls behind Lot 2 that will support the eventual lawn.
On Lot 1, we are working on the foundation for the first floor. The footings have been excavated and we will be working on reinforcement and forming next week. Once the foundation is poured, we will continue the framing of the first floor and then begin to stand the walls. On Lot 2, the slab has been poured and reinforcement is at 50% for the walls. As soon as inspection has passed, we will be forming and pouring the basement walls.
On Lot 1, the first-floor framing is underway. Waterproofing of the basement walls is now complete and backfilling of the walls is progressing. There is additional foundation work for the second floor which is required once backfill is complete. On Lot 2, the under-slab plumbing is complete and waterproofing is progressing. Structural reinforcement will be completed over the next two weeks.
As you know we acquired the property in Jan 2017 with the purpose to build 2 new homes on the site. The original goal was to complete the project in 12 months - by Jan 2018.
Like we have mentioned in the past updates, the extensive rains in Winter as well as soil conditions delayed the project by about 4-5 months. We will be working on refinancing or extending the exisiting construction loan appropriately.
On Lot 1, the concrete walls for the basement are going to be poured tomorrow. The pour was scheduled for last week, but due to inspection issues with the County, we were forced to push that date. On Lot 2, we are working on plumbing prior to starting structural reinforcement for the slab.
On Lot 1, we just poured the slab and will now start forming and putting in the structural reinforcement for the basement walls. On Lot 2, we also just poured all the piers. There are over 30 piers extending 18 feet to support the lower house foundation. We will now start preparing the basement slab.
On Lot 1, all under slab rough-in is complete and we are finishing up the slab reinforcement. We are hoping to pour at the beginning part of next week. On Lot 2, we have received final pad certification and all piers have been drilled. The drainage around the perimeter of the basement walls is also complete. Due to the soil issues we had at the beginning of the project, we are doing everything we can to crash the schedule and minimize durations and optimise dependencies.
On Lot 1, the piers have been poured and we are currently working on under slab plumbing for the basement level. Next week we will continue under slab plumbing and work on concrete. On Lot 2, we are importing dirt and building up the last remaining section of the building pad in order to start concrete work. We are spreading and compacting in 8" lifts so it is a very time-consuming process in order to ensure the building pad is properly built. We are working closely with the Soils Engineer to ensure that we are abiding by his recommendations during this process.
On Lot 1, we received approval from the Soils Engineer today to place the rebar in the piers and pour concrete. We will be pouring the concrete next week. On Lot 2, we are still grading the site. The drainage and soils conditions have made this particular site quite difficult. We are hoping to hand it off to the concrete contractor next week.
Grading for Lot 1 is complete and concrete layout is progressing. We are currently importing dirt due to a requirement from the soil engineer requesting that the soil on-site be mixed with non-native, dry, soil. This has caused about a three-week delay in the grading progress. Grading work will continue on Lot 2 over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, we are eager to concurrently make progress on the Lot 1 concrete.
Lot 1 pad is now complete and the concrete contractor is setting elevations in preparation to start formwork. On Lot 2, we ran into some unanticipated soil conditions. Due to saturated conditions, we are having to over-excavate and import non-native soil to address the soil engineers concern. We are hoping to have the Lot 2 building pad complete is the next two weeks.
Grading work is progressing quickly now that the soil has dried out quite a bit. The Lot 1 building pad is nearing completion. Lot 2, the lower lot, retaining wall will be starting shortly so we can backfill against to complete the building pad. We have also started working to finalize the exterior design renderings.
The recent storms have slowed us down in our grading progress to date but with a break in the weather being shown in the coming forecast, we are hopeful to catch up. Grading re-started again today and the Lot 1 building pad is nearing completion. We will be working our way down the hill to build up the Lot 2 building pad.