VIDEO – A new front entry deck in Bozeman, MT

How many times have you seen an older Bozeman home with a sinking and sagging concrete stoop as the main entry feature to the home? Not very appealing! As a renovation design professional, I firmly believe that the front of a house “makes a statement”. The entry can be a barrier or an invitation. In the case we are looking at in this video, it could qualify as a barrier, especially in...
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Home Remodel and Addition in Carmel, CA – Phase 1

In 1996 Tony and Nancy Hopp made the decision to do a home remodel and addition in order to expand their tiny cottage in Carmel, CA. They were living in Michigan at the time, but were coming to Carmel more frequently. They needed more room. This initial home remodel and addition involved removing the entire back half of the cottage and rebuilding. We added a master bedroom and bath, living Room,...
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A kitchen and Bathroom Renovation in Pebble Beach, CA

It has been my experience that the difference between a great kitchen and bathroom renovation and an average one is in the details. Residential remodeling is a people business and the importance of quality subcontractors is crucial. In my opinion a General Contractor is only as good as his subcontractors. I have done many successful kitchen and bath renovations and a good example of quality...
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Second Story and Home Office Addition in Pebble Beach, CA

This home in Pebble Beach, CA was originally a single story ranch style with a partial ocean view. The Tysoe family needed to a second story and a home office addition, as well as to update the existing bedrooms and living room. We also completely remodeled the Kitchen and laundry room. The new second story master suite, home office addition, and patio dramatically increased the livability of the...
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Celia Bertoia

Thank you for the good work and creative ideas on our major remodel. You were easy to work with and even listened to and incorporated our crazy requests. The job was finished promptly and on budget – a real treat in these times. We appreciated your knowledge, efficiency, and reliability. We were especially grateful for the clear communication and regular updates. Celia Bertoia Bozeman, MT
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Blair and Jacqui Stewart

“Thank you for the professional and patient way you approached our second floor addition in Pebble Beach. Peter, we want to especially congratulate you for your”can do attitude”, and caring for our home as if it were your own.” Blair and Jacqui Stewart Pebble Beach, CA
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John Mandurrago

In the fall of 2000, I hired Peter Brown to take over as Project Manager and Job Superintendant on my 4 unit Junipero Street Condominium Project in downtown Carmel by the Sea, California. As a result of some earlier subcontractor performance issues the project was behind schedule. Peter assumed control of the project at the point of initial framing. As a local Designer and Developer in Carmel, I...
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Derek Rinehart

My experience with Peter Brown as both a designer and a builder was very positive. The design-build process for my home was a team effort. I brought forward a preliminary idea for the overall layout. Peter used his considerable design ability and building knowledge to produce an initial plan I was really pleased with. Once we got started on construction, I made many changes to the interior...
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Sally Williams

As the general contractor for our home here in Carmel, we want to take the opportunity to thank you for your professionalism and quality work. In trying to re-create the Carmel cottage look, the board and batten finish on both the interior as well as the exterior was a challenge, but you did it, and did it well. We enjoyed working with your team, and will always recommend you in the future. Sally...
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Tim and Patricia Gleason

In the spring of 2010 we purchased a home in Bozeman designed and built by Peter Brown. We are very pleased with both the imaginative design of the home and the excellence of the construction. For two years we searched for homes in the Bozeman area and this one was a perfect fit A feature that we found particularly appealing was the three car detached garage with a fully engineered basement shop...
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Dan and Susan Ewell

The complete remodel of our family beach house was a complex and detailed undertaking far beyond what the original plans called for. Without the considerable organizational skills, building talent, and leadership that Peter Brown brought to this project, it could easily have spun out of control. To the contrary, the finished product is fabulous, and our family continues to enjoy it to this...
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Dick Stewart

Peter Brown will tell you right out he may not be the cheapest guy but you’ll be 100% satisfied and most importantly the jobs done right. My project was an old stone Carmel home with numerous asthetic and structural issues. He assessed the condition and gave me several choices on the handling of both the remodel and new addition situations. The job went just as he stated and was performed...
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Tony and Nancy Hopp

My wife Nancy and I are extremely pleased with the work Peter Brown and his subcontractors performed to complete the phase 2 addition on our home in Carmel, CA. Peter was our original contractor six years earlier for the Phase 1 total remodel and addition. At the time of the decision to embark on phase 2, we were living in Michigan and Peter had relocated to Bozeman, MT. Peter accepted the...
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An Off The Grid renewable energy home in Palo Colorado Canyon, California

In 1995 I built a small house as my personal residence in Palo Colorado Canyon, in the coastal mountains 20 miles north of Big Sur, California. This small house sits on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1800 ft. The orientation of the property is due south. The remote nature of the house eliminated the possibility of access to utility power. Development of an independent...
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An extravagant ranch outhouse in Gallatin Gateway, MT

This extra fancy ranch outhouse was designed and built for the Spur Cross Ranch in Gallatin Gateway. This outhouse was located in an area of the ranch without a septic system, but was frequented by guests in the summer months. This ranch outhouse was designed to reflect the existing buildings rustic nature, and still have visitors feel at ease. The structure uses open beam ceilings, rustic wood...
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A special minature horse’s feeder in Gallatin Gateway, MT

This is a special minature horse’s feeder I designed and built  in Gallatin Gateway, Montana [Show as slideshow]
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Custom horse shelter in Gallatin Gateway, MT

This custom horse shelter was  designed and built to match the rustic look of the existing ranch buildings. We used rough cut fir, custom iron connectors, and a rusted steel roof. This custom horse shelter was securely anchored with concrete piers to resist high winds typical for the location. [Show as slideshow]
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Engineered concrete 3 Car Garage over a basement in Bozeman, MT

The foundation walls for this 3 car garage were originally intended to help expand and level the upper parking area and driveway on this steep lot. The uphill walls act as a retaining barrier. I decided that gaining an extra 900 plus square foot of living area by turning that foundation into a full basement below an engineered concrete slab was worth my time and creativity. The effort to build an...
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A board and batten Bungalow style custom home

The demolition of an existing old single wall cottage made way for this new two bedroom, two bath bungalow style custom home for Sally Williams of Carmel, CA. The plan was to simulate the original cottage theme with vertical board and batten walls, a charming front entry porch and expansive bay windows. Typical of Carmel bungalows, the buildings footprint was irregular as were the roof lines. The...
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A unique custom home with a large attached shop in Bozeman, MT

This is a very unusual custom home I designed for and built with the collaboration of the owner. Derek and Audrey Rinehart came to me with a sketch of the overall concept they were looking for. With a lot of research and discussion, we came up with a design that worked for his special needs: he has a lot of really nice toys that need safe keeping. Ski boats, campers, ATV’s, and vehicles. This...
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Custom Designed Home in Bozeman, Montana

This three level 3500 square foot custom designed home was built to take advantage of the areas expansive views overlooking the city of Bozeman and the entire Gallatin Valley. This custom designed home has a very unique detached three car garage on an engineered slab with a full basement living area below. This home features a beautiful open kitchen with Brazilian granite counters, knotty alder...
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Condominium project construction management in Carmel, CA

This is a four unit condominium project in Carmel by the sea, California. I was hired by the developer to take control of the construction management of this project due to non performance issues of the original contractor. My tenure started at the beginning of framing. This four unit project consisted of two units in front and two units in the back, with underground parking below. Both the...
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An Interior Remodel in Bozeman, Montana

Celia Bertoia of Bozeman, Montana wanted to take better advantage of her home’s southern exposure to the winter sun. She has a very good eye for design and had drawn up her own plans for an interior remodel in order to change the layout of the living room and the guest bedroom. Her interior remodel plan also added a mudroom in the entry and enlarged her home office. We found a way to...
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Beach House Renovation in Pajaro Dunes, CA

This is a beach house renovation in Pajaro Dunes CA for Dan and Susan Ewell. The scope of this beach house renovation was a complete update and expansion. The plans called for a new entry area addition, new kitchen , new bathrooms, relocated bedrooms, and extensive decking on three sides of the house. The entire plumbing, heating, electrical, and mechanical systems were replaced. This project was...
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