Services Provided
design, construction, project management

Areas Served
Orange County, CA

Business Description
puertasdesign, in conjunction with Austin Construction offers a uniquely satisfying design/build experience.

Certification and Awards
M. Arch. - UC Berkeley
Irvine, CA US 
Robert Puertas 
19 Willowbrook,
Irvine, California,
United States, 92604 
(949) 653-5838 
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Houzz Tour: A New Home in an Old Backyard

With a large lot and an architect dad, building from the ground up was the perfect solution for this Los Angeles family Full Story
     Comment   April 6, 2014
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LEICHT New York / LEICHT Westchester
The large kitchen island in the center of the home is an all-around solution for a young growing family.
April 9, 2014 at 7:45am   
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The column is right in the way of making the bed. This does not look practical to me.
April 13, 2014 at 1:53pm   
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Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Home on a Working Farm

Rural Wisconsin provides the bucolic setting for a barn-inspired home that fosters comfort and connections Full Story
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cordybrown and others who want to buy a barn: if you are a do-it-yourself kind of family and cultivate contacts in the country, you can find yourself a barn for a thousand dollars cash and you will have all the beautiful virgin lumber you need. Craig's List and Ebay are some places to start. It's where I did my research, before I decided to sell.

It's a lot of work to take down a barn and you may want to have someone on your team who is familiar with construction processes. You'll need a lot of muscle and brawn to handle big pieces that weigh hundreds of pounds, a cherry picker to remove the roof and get to the rafters, a lot of nails to be removed on site before the wood is loaded for hauling, a big rig to haul the lumber, a place to store the lumber out of the weather until you need it, some sort of numbering system to know what sizes and kinds of lumber you have and exactly where it is in the stored stacks. Require a tetanus shot for everyone working on the project. Take the barn down in the winter. And watch out for snakes and other resident wildlife. And be sure there is a road to haul out your treasures from the deconstruction site. And of course, lots of photos of the wood and pieces you especially like and ways to keep track of where they are stored.

I am quite serious - this is what the buyer of my barn did - and that's just skimming the surface. But my point is this: it can be done and you can have your dream home with the lumber you salvage. Sweat equity.
April 6, 2014 at 5:41pm   
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Southwest Greens of Virginia
Absolutely stunning!!
April 8, 2014 at 2:31pm   
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Review by lodennis:

Robert Puertas help me remodel my 50"s ranch house. He was a pleasure to work with and super creative. The house turned out amazing and later when we put our ho...
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Review by ndystrass:

We found Robert through my co-worker who had recently renovated her kitchen. My co-worker is known to have extremely high standards and she raved about Robert....
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Review by rsmigel:

I saw my friend's remodeled kitchen and couldn't get over the details. This is how I found Robert, who I hired to completely redesign my kitchen, part of a 195...
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