RRM Architect, Randy Russom, was featured on the “Your Home” segment of the KCOY morning show, Wake Up Central Coast. Randy talks about when to bring an architect on board for your remodel or new home project.
RRM recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony for The Vistas at Pismo Village. This lively mixed-use project sits in the heart of the town of Pismo Beach and captures the “village theme” for the residential and commercial components of the development. Pismo’s eclectic styles are a trademark of this Central Coast community and this project draws from its surrounding coastal beach neighborhood. The Vistas’ architectural styles of California craftsman, seaside modern and early California all contribute to an overall project theme of past, present and future to bring to life the concept of various structures being developed over time. The Vistas includes 32 townhome residential units; half of these are detached on individual lots, the other half attached on individual lots. The three-story townhomes average +/- 1,500 sf of living space. Residence parking is both attached and detached. In addition the commercial component along busy Wadsworth Avenue provides 5,800 sf of retail space and parking with a 1,000 sf residential manager’s apartment above.
By: Scott Martin, LEED AP, Associate
I love Sunday night dinners with my family; it’s a great opportunity to slow down and remember what’s important in life. But a year ago I found myself in a not-so-unique situation. After dinner one evening as my wife put our son to bed I drove across town to return my mother-in-law to her assisted living ”home.” We love that grandma is nearby to see her grandson grow up and be a part of our lives, however her need to give up driving and limited space in our home results in us having to taxi grandma back and forth to accomplish that goal. Deciding we had had enough, we made the decision to move in together, and set off looking for a “multi-generational house.”
After months of searching we became very discouraged at the lack of options available to suit our needs. My wife and I wanted to maintain our social life, and her mom values her privacy just as much as we do, so simply moving into a four- or five-bedroom house was not going to provide the independence we desired. Around the same time, we had clients coming to RRM asking for multi-generational housing plans as options in our housing projects. This combination of experiences led me to research the latest trends in multi-gen housing and see how those could be adapted for the Central Coast lifestyle we love so much.
By Julie Lynem — email@example.com
With a local builder in place, Serra Meadows, the residential neighborhood to be built on Prado Road east of Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, will be under construction in the spring.
Model homes are expected to be available for viewing early next year.
Mangano Homes is now building the neighborhood, after MD2 of Camarillo and Los Angeles-based Resmark Land and Housing, an equity investment capital and asset management firm, decided to end their partnership.
In a statement, Mike Zarola, Resmark’s senior vice president of project management, said MD2 “moved the community forward through a number of significant hurdles and that the agreement with MD2 Homes was ended by mutual agreement.”
By: John Wilbanks
Just coming off of the Fall ULI meeting in Los Angeles, where we once again were saturated with the latest in trends in Real Estate Development by excellent, well prepared speakers, our intent is to leverage this new infusion of knowledge in ways that will benefit our clients, before it simply finds its way into the deep recesses of our minds until the only thing we remember is the opening reception with Brian Wilson’s band blasting out the reminiscent sounds of the famed Beach Boys!