It’s hard to believe 12 years have passed since completion of the Globe Mills. Conversion of this blighted, abandoned industrial complex on the edge of downtown Sacramento to a thriving loft and senior housing project is still amazing today … but how much has changed. Rest in peace Ali Youssefi.
…. I was very pleased to work with Joe Montalvo and his team of tradesmen. I credit him with the way costs were contained; they ended up being very close to the estimates and allowances we assembled last July. There were surprises and complications along the way of course, but we worked together to solve problems. There is one more inspection and Joe won’t call for it until fans are installed in the crawlspace as specified. The cost of the project came out to be very close to your estimate of nearly a year ago, when initial discussions were leading up to actual drawings and specifications.
The remodel has improved the look of the house immensely. The reconfigured interior space is great, and we really like the Velux skylights you recommended. I will soon have new furniture and then the space can begin to feel like home again. The patio is especially terrific. Reorienting it along the long axis of the house, under the new trusses has made a huge difference in function and appearance.
Many thanks for getting us to this point. The house is a better fit now, and we should have many good years to enjoy it.
Always nice to get a pat on the back . Michael F. Malinowski FAIA
Michael Malinowski FAIA covered the “Architect perspective” as part of a panel of experts who examined the present and future impacts of Technology in Homes across California and the United States. He pointed out that contractors, integrators, and design professionals have a lot of work to do to get ready for 100% Net Zero Energy by 2020 as mandated in California law. Better communication is the place to start. Long Beach Convention Center, March 8th