Provencal Splendor

San Jose Whole House Remodel
Provencal Splendor

Provencal Splendor

One might not except to find a glimpse of France in the heart of Silicon Valley, but with an opportunity to build their deam home these homeowners combined their love of the classic French glam with elegant antique accents.

Through our extensive design planning, inspired by clients' chosen elements and handpicked products, we entirely reconstructed and customized this great room and kitchen layout. Transforming this once dated builder grade home into a stunning contemporary design with a generous open floor plan and sun-soaked panoramic views.

Working within the existing footprint, we devised a plan to take down the wall and boxy staircase separating the kitchen from the living room and entry, maximizing, and drastically forming the open concept living space the client longed for. By removing a third unsued patio door and adding a wall adjacent to the dining room, we gained a new kitchen layout, allowing for an oversized centered island, and an additional 14 feet of storage and counterspace, all visible from the front door. The grand vaulted ceilings, and arched entryway add definition and character to this large, airy space. Board and batten trim work, classic iron stair railing and Pastoral wood herringbone floors, prove that when walking into this french country designed home, you'll immediately feel like you're somewhere deep in the heart of Provence.

The light filled grand kitchen sets the stage for this exquisite French inspired design. Painted maple cabinets, an apron-front sink, and lavish marble island countertop create a sophisticated setting for cooking and socializing alike. Rich in texture and depth, the perimeter walls are lined with an intricate black soapstone backsplash, as the distinctive hand wrapped plaster hood sits proudly above the handsome dual la flange range. While it may be hard to replicate the beauty or the aged patina of oringal solid oak front doors were re-stained, resized and purposely re-used as the statement making pantry doors. A pair of hand carved limestone cast fireplaces, warm brass fixtures and an abundance of natural stone add a touch of modern-day style. 

“Typically, when you talk to people who have gone through a renovation, you hear nothing but horror stories with projects going over budget, well over schedule, and not delivering on their promises. Rarely do you hear people say we love our contractor, but we are here to say we love our contractor. The May Team met and exceeded our goals for our whole home remodel while still staying on schedule, on budget, and providing professional and courteous service throughout the entire process. Prior to selecting May Construction, we interviewed other design build firms prior to selecting May Construction but we knew after speaking with Greg May that we wanted to go with them. Greg listened to our wish lists and our needs and provided thoughtful feedback but never said something was too difficult or pushed back. We could tell from the beginning that May stood by their work too. When we asked for references, they didn't hesitate to provide us with previous clients to speak with.
Once we selected May, we went through the design and planning process. As part of  May's process, we selected all the materials prior to the project starting which allowed May's team to stay on schedule because they are not waiting on materials. May Construction provided excellent companies to work with to source the materials needed to match our design. During the design phase, the May Team brought in engineers and other specialties to evaulate our property. This allowed May Construction to develop blueprints and plans for easier city permit approval. In the weeks leading up to the start of construction, we were given a detailed schedule which listed out the weekly goals and a cost breakdown by category. The May Team even sent out letters to our neighbors informing them of the project.
Once construction got underway, we were further impressed by May's team. Our Project Manager, Eric and Foreman, Troy, were onsite nearly every day to oversee the construction and keep it on schedule. We appreciated Eric's  attention to detail throughout the project and emphasis on quality. Troy was excellent at managing the subcontractors and trades. The May Construction process involves weekly meetings, and they are extremely valuable to ensure we are on the same page and every detail is ironed out. If we had any unexpected problems during construction, Eric and Troy would provide a thorough explanation of the problem and offered solutions.
If we were to do another remodel, we wouldn't hesistate to call May Constrcution again. The May Team and their sub-contractors stand by their work and take pride in their craft. We could not have asked for a better company than May, because they gave us our dream home."
Jennifer & Andrew

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