Archive for category: Restoration

We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

January 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Beckner Contracting & Management is a remodeling, restoration, renovation, and design/build expert for both residential and commercial. We’ve also built a stellar reputation exquisitely remodeling, restoring, repairing, amplifying, and structural engineering Midcentury Modern Eichler and Modernist-leaning residences. We understand and appreciate – firsthand – the ethos, aesthetics, and intelligence behind […]

 
Refreshing rentals.

Refreshing rentals.

October 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

This 80-year-old lath and plaster Berkeley 2-unit rental was slowly disintegrating and leaking like a sieve. We gave it plenty of love and repairs! Including complete exterior restoration, and extensive electrical and plumbing upgrades. A demanding project where deep knowledge in multiple construction disciplines are critical. Let the rains begin!

 
Upgrading curb appeal.

Upgrading curb appeal.

June 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

First, a few industry terms: Hardscape describes man-made and/or harder, heavier landscape materials used in the built environment along with natural vegetation. Hardscape includes: paths, walls, walkways, stones, rocks, patios, gates, pavers, and driveways to stairs and railings. And, Softscape, conversely, comprises natural, softer elements, such as soil, trees, plants, flowers, ground […]

 
Modern family makeover.

Modern family makeover.

March 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Beckner Contracting & Management remodeled and modernized this Walnut Creek Eichler, stem to stern. Staying true to the distinctive aesthetics and design principles of Joseph Eichler himself. In collaboration with interior designer Denise Maloney, we developed and executed an inspired twenty-first century vision, with discipline, leadership and craft. We worked […]

 
Making houses ready for resale.

Making houses ready for resale.

August 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

California modern home, renovated, repaired, polished up, repainted and ready for resale. Appeal to more buyers, sell faster and list higher. Image: Oakland Eichler Restoration Project by Beckner Contracting.

 
Worked on Pier 39

Worked on Pier 39

July 18, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Developed, coordinated, and executed a 5-year capital improvement plan for Pier 39 Management Company. Hard job working around the carousel, bungee trampoline, aquarium, seagulls, jugglers, fire eaters and Aunt Fanny’s Pretzels. Truth be told, to get into the spirit, I did dress up as a fisherman for Halloween one year, […]

 
Ready for resale.

Ready for resale.

July 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

To prepare this San Francisco condominium, built in 1906, for sale in August, we made subtle, pristine repairs to the elegant pied-à-terre. SOLD!

 
Restoration complete; let’s party.

Restoration complete; let’s party.

July 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

BBQ at the job site. Our clients, both architects (one pictured below), purchased the 5-bedroom Eichler as a rundown bank-owned property, neglected for decades, with great expectations to return it to its earlier glory. The couple hired us to oversee the restoration, knowing our attention to detail. Since completion, they’ve […]

 
Custom cabinets spruce a place up.

Custom cabinets spruce a place up.

July 5, 2014 at 6:38 am

Installed high-end cabinetry in Oakland Victorian-era kitchen and laundry room, including Accuride precision “entertainment center”-style wood doors, soft-close drawers with steel slides, and an Aventos HL lifting door system, allowing cabinet doors to open parallel to the cabinets.

 
Whole house Eicher remodel.

Whole house Eicher remodel.

June 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

Major interior remodel and restoration of a vintage mid-century Eichler – this time in Walnut Creek, California – completed on Friday. We worked closely with the designer/homeowner over several months. Client moved back in on Saturday. That’s what it’s all about! More photos to follow.