LOG HYBRID CUSTOM HOME
Framing this log-hybrid home off Los Trancos Rd in Portola Valley was a very interesting project and for some, a once in a lifetime experience. At J. Nord Wolfe it was simply a matter of course. We used a total of 73 piers anchor this pier and grade-beam foundation. Once complete, the retaining wall and perimeter walls were built. Composite I-beam cedar logs were used for exterior walls and conventional framing is seen throughout the interior of the home. Large beams were craned-in for the roof ridge and in short order, both foundation and framing were done.
AND TO THINK IT ALL BEGAN HERE
When building a custom home like this, on a California hillside, above an underground river and proximate to the San Andreas fault, significant considerations are made when planning the foundation. In this case, J. Nord Wolfe used, a pier and grade-beam foundation in order to accommodate the movement of the land and expansion/contraction of the soil.
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