Ventura Downtown Hillside – Under Design

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc. 
Info: We were sought out for a ground up 3 story residence to create the design/build process that we are known for. The advantage to design build is a single source of contact that can turn around changes and adjustments instantly in the office and field. Additionally it reduces the costs of the project as a bonus.  We were able to reduce the architecture cost by 50% and construction cost by 20%, saving the final built project 15% while adding to a faster time line and eliminating months of carrying costs. This is a hillside ground up residential project we will design and then break ground and build.  We have completed schematic design and are reviewing the projects feasibility. 

Montecito Studio

Designer: Shubin Donaldson Architects
Info: We were sought out for the project by the architect.  Signed a pre-construction agreement with the client.  We built a budget and schedule and we were approved to pull permits and start working.  This is a challenging, technical project typical of Shubin Donaldson.  Remove the hillside, relocate large palm trees, bring in utilities, dig and pour caissons, form and pour a 100% concrete structure, water proof it, plaster it and bring the hillside back over the structure as if it was never disturbed. We are also replacing 15 exterior doors and painting 40 windows on the main house. 

Ventura, Pierpont Beach House – Under Construction / Completion Sept 2019

Designer: arketype architects inc.
Info: JWMW interviewed and was selected as the contractor to remodel a California Beach Bungalow.  We finished the cost worksheet, forecasted the budget, pulled the permit and have finished demo, framing, mechanical and are now into the finishes.  We went to the studs inside and out.  We kept 5% of the original project…a few stud walls and 75% of the existing slab.  This home has all the highest level details and finishes.  Flush base, flush wall tiles, aviation garage door, reglet details, kerfed jambs, hand plastered interior walls with trim less lighting, solar and a smart home system managing the security, audio, visual and automatic shades. 

Montecito Estate 

Designer: AB design studio, inc.
Interior Designer: House of Honey, Inc.
Info: JWMW interviewed and was selected as the contractor to remodel a 1,000 sq ft existing structure, add a 550 sq ft master suite, detached 675 sq ft guest house, detached carport and full site overhaul including stone walls quarried directly onsite, a pool and site work.  Our scope of work is for the shell and rough-in.  The client is a high level interior designer and she will be taking the project through the interior finishes with her team of contractors.  The home automation and theater are full custom in all fashions to top this project off.  We kept 3-5% of the original house.

Santa Barbara Yards

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: With a 10+ year client relationship we were contacted to build a few gates.  That grew into a full front and backyard project.  This was hand built in the field over the course of 3.5 years.  We ended up replacing gates, fences and adding many elements to create a better living quality.  

Santa Barbara County – Ranch Tiny Home

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: Building on a return relationship we handle the design and build on all of the owner’s personal homes and commercial business spaces.  This project is located on a private ranch with (120) 100 acre parcels with access to world class surf breaks.  We camped on location where we remodeled an existing Tough Shed that was in very poor shape.  When you have 120 square feet with a program to sleep 4, a working kitchen and a bath, the challenge becomes very enjoyable.  This project is off the grid.  A well supplies the water, it is equipped with solar,  a back up generator and waste is dealt with by a peat moss eco toilet.  We added new awning windows, exterior siding, paint, insulation, cladded the interior walls and cabinets with T & G pine, a cedar ceiling, bamboo flooring and wired for lighting.  All the hardware is stainless steel to match the sink and countertop.  Plenty of  storage is provided without crowding the space.  We have a pull out kitchen table and a drawer rated at 500lb to carry an ice chest below it.  This project with critical design will provide decades of family enjoyment and access to great surf memories.

Ventura, Pierpont Beach Yards

Designer: arketype architects inc.
Info: With input from the client about privacy, an interest in sustainable products and a well spirited design, we were able to produce sophistication and simplicity in common features as gates, fences, trellis, recessed trash enclosure and a sculptural privacy screen that satisfied strict planning and building & safety demands. 

Ventura Downtown Commercial 

Designer: arketype architects inc.
Info: This is a client that we have worked with for a few years.  The project  finished on budget with very tight tolerances and tough field conditions.  We built modern work spaces, enclosed office spaces, reception area, cladded walls and circulation features. We built a Parklex rain screen facade connected with aluminum framing to create a deck space where we wood framed and laid out 1,000 sq ft of ipe decking.  The deck and stair systems were fabricated with stainless steel hand and guard rails cladded in polycarbonate.

Ventura Hillside

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: Joshua has been working with this client for a number of years on many projects.  This project will get a full interior/exterior/front/back yard remodel over the course of the next 4-5 years.  Not one surface will go untouched. We have completed the hillside orchard with staircase and railings, the 2 east wing bedrooms, garage and the master bath.  We are currently kicking around designing the front and back yards or go up with a second story for the third phase.

Ventura Ranch House

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: This is the Presidents private residence, and it has been under construction on and off for 8 years.  The project has been in the process of a full interior/exterior/front/back yard renovation…not one surface has been untouched.  New roof, front and back yards hardscape, soft scape and drought tolerant plants, every surface has been painted inside and out, all new windows and doors, all new electrical, 60 LED can lights, new siding and stucco, custom closets and built in furniture.   All that remains is the kitchen and 2 bath rooms.  The home was unlivable when first purchased, and with many long hours, nights and weekends it has come alive with design and craftsmanship.

Ventura Downtown Pool & Yard – Design Phase

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: 850 square foot back yard that is being upgraded to carry an in ground spa, removal of all grass and new decking material.  Simple, straight forward program with results paying dividends. 

Ventura Back Yard

Designer: J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: A neighbor passed by one of our projects and valued the work we preformed. We were hired to scrap their the back yard to the dirt. We took out 10 yards of soil to get proper drainage, killed weeds, took out stumps and an old concrete patio. Blank canvas. We built a concrete patio with a sand finish, stuccoed the house, crafted garden boxes, fabricated Red Mangaris wood screens for privacy with all stainless steel posts and fasteners, new plantings with uplights, decomposed granite perimeter and pathways, irrigation and drainage all concealed and underground. Once the plants on the property lines grow in this will be a wonderful private family space.

Ojai Valley – Orchid House

Designer: arketype architects inc.
Info: The client had a poor performing cover that was not helping the orchids produce to their potential. The architect worked out a design concept which resulted in an onsite build of a structure that attached to the existing foundation, thus saving the client time and cost on the build. We were able to fabricate and perform the install in 5 days. The orchids are very grateful today.

Ventura Hillside Railings

Designer: a34 studio / J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Info: This client has relocated her primary residence and is now renting out the house.  Liability was a concern as much as lasting materials with proper aesthetics. This was all executed and crafted in the field.

Small Projects 

Designer: Collection of Architects, Designers & J Weir Masterworks, Inc.
Location: Ventura & Santa Barbara County, CA
Info: Images of a collection of our smaller projects.