This is Heyday’s first project, which broke ground in 2002. The $50,000 hillside lot was across the street from a crack-house which deterred other buyers. The structure is based on a 20’x12.5’ module in which each module has a distinct function. The translucent polycarbonate skin wraps public areas and the cement board covers private bedrooms and baths. Featured as part of the L.A. Forum ‘On the Map’ Lecture Series.
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L.A. Forum Lecture
Framing Near Completion
Plan Check Corrections
Plans Submitted to Building Department
Putting Our $$$ Where Our Mouth Is
Party Time! The project is finally complete, Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has been received, and the celebration has begun! Tacos on the roof deck, spinning by KJ, plenty of drinks, a light rain, and 200 of our closest friends made for one hell of a night.
The units are renting for about $200/month more than the pro-forma so we have money to spend on the next piece of land. All the tenants are hipster young professionals or students that were looking for a nicer design without having to pay for a swanky neighborhood.
Approved by the City so we can start renting this sucker and actually make some money.
With all the systems finally installed insulation is in. Great to see the individual spaces of the units for the first time.
The unit 4 living room is pictured.
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Tonight we're lecturing about our project as part of the L.A. Forum's 'On The Map' lecture series. The weekly series visits projects every week to hear lectures by the designers. We're sandwiched between Neil Denari and Wes Jones so we hope not to disappoint. Oh, and the building is only about 90% complete so we've been killing ourselves trying to get ready for this.
Hardy learning to drive a Grad-All and placing a 20 ft. steel beam simultaneously
While Kevin and their dad, Doug Wronske, place the beam.
We began excavation for the caissons today. Caissons are deep concrete structures that penetrate poor soil at the surface and bear on bedrock below it. On this project they are typically 20' deep x 2' wide. They typically cost $200/ft. so a 20 ft. deep caisson is around $4,000. Since we're the general contractors and hired the drill rig, concrete, and rebar separately we are getting it done for about $130/ft. There are 17 caissons total. So far we hit groundwater in one of them.