Terry Tracy

1143 Alta Ave.

Napa, CA 94559



Alta House Lifting and Basement Remodel

Our own 1926 craftsman home had some beautiful details but there were some real functional problems with lack of closets, only one bathroom, poor energy efficiency, and my office in the basement.  We sought to create a comfortable home that could be energy efficient and organized, yet draw from the history of the house and the craftsmanship of its early construction.  We raised the house 17” turning a sub-standard basement into a master suite, a second bedroom-bath for our teenage daughter, while still leaving room for a laundry, storage, family room, and workshop. We worked to have the remodel as “green” as possible, using solar to heat the radiant floor and hot water, exposing the insulated concrete floor stained with non-toxic iron sulfate stain, using recycled doors, energy efficient low-e wood windows, and sustainable harvested and recycled wood framing.