Scott Flegel, Owner

The Importance of Hiring a Construction Consultant before Building or Renovating Are you thinking about constructing a new home or remodeling your existing one in Palo Alto or other local cities? There are many critical details to consider which could impact (a) the time taken to complete the project, (b) the overall cost and (c) the quality of results. Let us explain how hiring a construction consultant before building or renovating can help reduce costly …

Join us on June 9th for the 2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour. Be sure to see our project “Sunnymount Avenue” along the route! For more information, tickets and a tour map, click here.   About the Modern Architecture + Design Society and Home Tour Series For a decade, the Modern Architecture + Design Society has been bringing enthusiasts up close and personal with the architects and designers that create these  modern masterpieces, and the …

Tips to Preserve Your Eichler Home’s Architectural Style Are you a proud owner of an Eichler home in Silicon Valley? Make sure your upcoming renovation project maintains the authentic, characteristic style you love. Maintaining the characteristic horizontal and vertical planes that offer the best of indoor-outdoor living can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the “California modern” building concept. Look for a renovation contractor with the required experience and expertise in this unique modernist style. …

eichler home

  Nearly 50 years after the architectural style came into being, modernist “Eichlers” continue to be in high demand among Silicon Valley homebuyers. The unmistakable design exemplifies the indoor-outdoor lifestyle afforded by California’s moderate coastal climate. These homes are remarkable for their clean lines, open spaces and plenty of light. If you are planning a remodel, it might help you to learn more about what makes an Eichler Home an “Eichler” before you discuss the …

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Who Was Joseph Eichler?

Eichler homes continue to be hot properties for families and individuals who appreciate a sleek, modern design. Emphasizing change, boldness and optimism, they typically consist of a U-shaped floor plan with an atrium, glass walls and radiant floor heaters. Spread across California (including the Bay Area), they embody home design flair and affordability. To learn more about Eichler homes, let’s look at who Joseph Eicher was and why his approach to custom home building has …

Custom home building

Tearing down a home to build a brand new one is an ideal option when you love where you live but want to enhance your living space. Why give up your excellent location, strong ties with the community, perhaps an easy commute to work, proximity to social and entertainment facilities, etc. simply because your home’s structure is not ideal? Building your new dream home on your current property allows you to increase living space and …

What’s the Latest in Luxury Home Building? Building a custom home gives you the freedom to design every square foot of space to your taste. From the layout to choosing the building materials and interior finishing, you can select what works best for you and your family. Before your architect finalizes the blueprint, explore the latest trends in luxury home building, so you can decide exactly what you want. Hot Trends in Silicon Valley Custom …

joseph eichler

New guidelines aim to promote compatibility, ease friction between neighbors Ever since they made their Palo Alto debut in 1950, Eichler communities were intended to be more than the sum of their boxy, glassy parts. Characterized by glass doors and large windows, flat or low-pitched roofs and ample backyards, developer Joseph Eichler’s homes famously celebrated indoor/outdoor living. They also promoted a community ethos through use of common space, as evidenced by the community center, neighborhood …

Not Sure If You Should Maintain or Upgrade Your Eichler Home? Retain the Original Vision with Expert Home Remodeling As an Eichler homeowner, you may be skeptical about renovations because you are anxious to preserve the original look of your home. A deteriorating façade can, however, increase your maintenance expenses every year. With rising home prices and the growing trend towards generational living, you may want to increase the existing interior space. Perhaps you dream of a modern kitchen and luxurious bathroom—two remodeling projects that provide greater comfort and significant returns on your investment. If you are trying to decide whether to maintain or upgrade your Eichler home, here is a quick overview of important dos and don’ts outlined in an eichlernetwork.com article. Eichler Home Maintenance and Renovation Guidelines • Replace old fencing: A rotting and sinking fence is unattractive and unsafe. Retaining the distinctive Eichler look can be a bit of a challenge. Homeowners who have walked the fine line suggest using the carport as inspiration. Mimicking the glass inserts, for instance, can give a sophisticated appearance. You may choose a cedar fence with bamboo posts for a rustic look. • Replace old siding: Repainting or staining worn out siding is just a temporary solution. The three most common types of Eichler style siding are available at eichlersiding.com. The company also offers custom solutions to replicate the specific type your home needs. • Restore exterior lighting fixtures: A light sandblasting can remove the dirt and corrosion from your anodized aluminum fixtures. Powder-coating or re-anodizing will restore them beautifully. You may want to consider adding motion sensors for enhanced security. Keep in mind that if the corrosion is severe, re-anodization might give mixed results. If so, look for contemporary lights that will blend nicely with the Eichler design. • Change the old front door: Finding the right replacement for your front or garage door is challenging. To upgrade the look without taking away from the Eichler charm, architects recommend custom doors. It is also possible to automate your original garage doors with electronic sensors. Except when broken, it is not necessary to replace them. • Aim for an integrated look with your home addition: This is perhaps the hardest part of any Eichler home renovation project. Inappropriate remodels not only look out of place, they will also lower your property value. It is best to hire a professional home remodeling contractor with extensive knowledge of Eichler designs. Eichler Home Remodeling Specialists At Flegel’s Construction Co., we work hard to exceed your expectations of workmanship and service quality. As Eichler home renovation specialists, we create a harmonious blend of past and present. You can count on us to preserve the unique, mid-century architectural features of your home while giving it a modern touch. We are happy to work with your designer/architect to ensure your Eichler home renovation project is a success. These testimonials from our happy clients in Silicon Valley including Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Jose, Cupertino, Mountain View, CA, speak for our quality. Call 408-269-1101 or contact us online to learn more about how to maintain or upgrade your Eichler home.

Not Sure If You Should Maintain or Upgrade Your Eichler Home? Retain the Original Vision with Expert Home Remodeling As an Eichler homeowner, you may be skeptical about renovations because you are anxious to preserve the original look of your home. A deteriorating façade can, however, increase your maintenance expenses every year. With rising home prices and the growing trend towards generational living, you may want to increase the existing interior space. Perhaps you dream …

custom home builder

One of the most critical decisions you will make about your custom home is selecting the right builder for the job. Compare the services offered by different companies to be clear about what you are paying for, what to expect, and how the process works. The design and construction project can be complex, and you want it done within your budget, and on time. The ideal building partner understands your needs, helping you confidently navigate …

TESTIMONIALS

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  • I would hire Scott again in a heartbeat

    I would hire Scott again in a heartbeat. He did our Eichler total remodel from roof to radiant. The workmanship is 5-star. Scott understands the uniqueness of Eichlers and modern design.

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  • I am confident that your expectations will be far exceeded…

    “Our home in Palo Alto was in need of help. Built in the early 1950s and barely updated since, there was a lot to do. Over 12 months and two phases, our home was transformed into the perfect mid-century modern oasis for our

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  • As easy for as us as possible…

    “We interviewed at least 7 contractors for our Eichler remodel and decided on Flegel’s construction and I am so glad we did! Working with Scott and his crew was such an pleasant experience. We had heard so many horror stories

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  • Stands by his work…

    “I cannot say enough about Scott Flegel. He is on the ball. He works on the project with his employees. He has very high standards and his employees follow his example. Our architect has come back to look at the project

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    IN THE NEWS

    2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

    2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

    Join us on June 9th for the 2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour. Be sure to see our project “Sunnymount Avenue” along the route!

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    Make Your Bathroom Kid Friendly

    Make Your Bathroom Kid Friendly

    Flegel's Construction Co., Inc. can help you discover "10 Ways to Make the Shared Bathroom Welcoming for Kids."

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