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Today our San Luis Obispo custom homebuilders are sharing a roundup of the latest luxury homebuilding trends on the Central Coast and beyond. Even if your summer plans don’t include building a luxury home, this is a fun time to refresh the look and feel of your existing residence or vacation home. Read all about it here.
Paso Robles is the place to play and Cava Robles RV Resort is the place to stay.
The Robbins|Reed commercial builders team expects to complete the full buildout of all 300 sites and cottage rentals on this 80-acre luxury destination this July.
Inspired by nature and designed by local architectural firm Ten Over Studio this signature vacation hot spot is located amidst rolling grapevines, interconnected trails, and in close proximity to over two-hundred wineries.
Signature amenities include pools, spas, fire pits, a wellness center, and dog parks. From wine tasting to outdoor movies, there’s something for every member of the family. Kids will definitely want to stay longer at the Splash Zone, while parents can unwind with a massage before enjoying the outdoor pizza ovens. If you prefer other people to cook on your vacation, visit the Cava Robles Farmhouse Bistro & Bar for tempting California cuisine.
There’s more than one way to stay as a guest of this 11,200 square foot resort. Robbins|Reed’s commercial developers encourage you to scope out all your options:
- Deluxe/Premium/Elite sites
- Concrete patio
- Full hookups
- Picnic table included
- Pull-thru sites
- Choose from three styles of stand-alone units. All enjoy access to complete resort amenities. If sprawling views are for you, the Tuscany Villa features an upper deck overlooking the hills.
- Chalet (studio, 1 bath, sleeps 2)
- Chateau (two bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4)
- Tuscany Villa (one bedroom loft, 1 bath, sleeps 2)
We encourage locals to get in on this too. Cava Robles is happy to host celebrations from weddings to reunions and company retreats. With plenty of outdoor patio space and on-site catering services, they’ve got you covered from A to Z.
Here at Robbins|Reed, better building isn’t just what we do—it’s what we’re built of. Find out what Cava Robles is like for yourself by booking a reservation this summer, and be sure to contact Robbins|Reed Builders when you need a trusted team you can count on.
Modern and inviting – Karen and Lee Bren’s 2,400 sq. ft. Garden Green condominium in downtown San Luis Obispo is one of five homes that will be featured May 20th on the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour.
Our home team here at Robbins|Reed is proud of the work we did for Karen and Lee Bren and stoked for visitors to explore their remarkable space.
The warm and welcoming San Luis Obispo home is “California modern” to echo the Central Coast’s relaxing lifestyle.
Robbins|Reed built the luxurious three-story condominiums in 2013. The 6,383 sq.ft. building neighbors a 1941 fire station and the condominiums’ exterior mirrors the look and feel of that time. Historical details include: a brick fascia, corbels, concrete window surrounds and a belly band that runs around the building’s midsection.
Each of the homeowners in the building chose their own finish materials. Together Robbins|Reed and Casagrande Woodworks ensured this complex challenge was expertly met. Reclaimed oak flooring is the one material all three units have in common. Known for its distinctive tight grain, the wood was sourced from Germany.
- A sophisticated stainless inset in every wall gives the illusion of “floating” above the floor.
- Generous open shelving in the kitchen provides ample storage and makes the space appear larger.
- The dining room is traditional with intricate inlays.
- Stylish ceilings unique to every room elevate this space, including a ceiling window cupola in the living room.
- Bi-folding doors to the outdoor deck connect interior and exterior spaces.
This project is the result of teamwork. The Brens not only worked with our talented crew they also collaborated with architect Thom Brajkovich of Paragon Designs to achieve their vision.
2018 AIACCC Home Tour
You’re invited to meet the professional builders and designers for each local home throughout the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour! The event takes place Sunday, May 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance for $30 or $50 for two tickets.
The day of, tickets will $40 and can be purchased at aiacentralcoast.org.
All proceeds will benefits architecture education programs here on the Central Coast.
*Photo courtesy of The Academy Chorro
New Project Announcement
Our San Luis Obispo commercial builders are stoked to announce a new commercial construction project, The Academy Chorro.
Conveniently located at 22 Chorro Street in San Luis Obispo, The Academy features upscale amenities for modern student living.
The luxurious student housing community is steps away from the Cal Poly campus and hosts a bus stop directly outside the building. It’s also close to retail, coffee shops and restaurants along with hiking trails and Santa Rosa Park.
Each individually leased fully furnished apartment comes complete with a 50” HDTV in each living room and an in-unit washer and dryer. Not to mention being home to a luxurious rooftop deck complete with comfortable outdoor seating.
For students who rely on their bikes, The Academy offers a bike lounge and repair area. Community amenities also include a clubhouse with lightening fast WIFI (and complimentary coffee) plus billiards.
Apartment amenities include:
- 50″ HDTV included in each living room
- In-unit washer and dryer
- Luxury interior finishes with gourmet kitchens
- Designer cabinetry and hardware
- Quartz counter tops with under-mount sink
- Stainless steel, energy efficient appliances
- Hardwood-style flooring
- Lavish bathrooms with a glass shower enclosure
- Custom window treatments
- Modern privacy glass room divider with customizable space and sliding lockable partition
- Keyed locks to each bedroom
- Individually leased
- Fully furnished with stylish couch, love seat, entertainment center, coffee and end tables, bar stools, full-size bed, dresser, armoire, and ergonomic chair
- Wired and wireless Internet with download and upload speeds of up to 1 gbps
- Rooftop terrace
- Open air courtyard
- Fob access control system for building, amenities, and apartments
- State-of-the-art fitness center and group exercise/motion studio
- Clubroom with entertaining and gaming
- Collaborative and private study rooms
- Complimentary coffee bar
- Indoor bike lounge and repair station
- Elevator access
- Automated indoor parking garage
- 24/7 professional management
- Convenient ground floor retail
- SLO transit stop located right out front to take you to campus and downtown
- Private balconies are available in select apartment homes as well
Hardhat tours begin May 4th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Appointments are required. Call (805) 858-3137 to reserve your space now.
*Photo courtesy of The Academy Chorro
Photos credited to Central Coast Brewing
Here at Robbins|Reed Builders, we’re fired up about our latest San Luis Obispo commercial construction project—the new location for Central Coast Brewing. This building is 12,000 square feet and combines a restaurant, brewery, and brewpub. Along with a full kitchen, the space includes 48 taps, a large outdoor patio area, and numerous games and entertainment.
This is the second location for one of San Luis Obispo’s favorite local breweries, which opened the first location back in 1998. The grand opening of the new venue took place on the 20th anniversary of Central Coast Brewing. Be sure to visit this new location at 6 Higuera Street, just south of Downtown San Luis Obispo. They’re open every single day of the week.
The new space is a huge expansion for Central Coast Brewing, and will allow them to increase their production significantly. We’re big-time fans.
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San Luis Obispo commercial developers listen up. Here’s the deal. Our commercial construction company has grown significantly over the past six months and the time has come to shine a light on those making Robbins|Reed even better than before – starting with kick-ass Project Engineer, Jeff Hadley. Read on for his candid responses to our *official* questionnaire.
What do you love about being a Project Engineer?
I love that I get to be completely emerged in the details of the project and that I get to spend a lot of time in the field working with the subcontractors directly. This allows me to be connected to the actual building process, which fulfills a certain sense of pride.
What specific types of projects really float your boat?
It’s hard to say, as this is the first project I’ve been on so far with Robbins|Reed. But I can say I’ll never look at an RV Resort the same way again. The shear amount of underground infrastructure required is outstanding.
What’s your day-to-day like at Robbins|Reed?
My day to day is constantly changing; it really is like shooting a moving target. The consistencies from day-to-day always include checking emails, site walks and coordinating on and off site subcontractors. Broadly, I work a lot on tracking progress, scheduling, ensuring we have the proper documentation for the products we’re using and quality control in the field.
What’s the best part(s) about living on the Central Coast?
What’s not to like!? We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place that is still holding true to it’s old-time vibes and hasn’t seen the effects of the population growth that many places in California are experiencing.
Any curious hobbies or personal interests you’d like to describe?
Well, I am an avid water skier and love spending summer days at Lake Naci. In the spring I spend a lot of time riding my dirt bike, although it’s never enough.
The one thing I do wish the Central Coast had is better access to snow skiing; as it’s a sport I grew up with but haven’t been able to partake in much since moving here. Although last winter, my Roommate and I spent 6 weeks on the road with a cab-over camper on my truck traveling the Western US and Canada skiing over 11 different resorts and covering over 10,000 miles.
I actually signed my offer letter for this job at a bar in the small town of Golden, British Colombia and emailed it back to Shawn and Grant the same day from a local print shop. Good times!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- One of my goals for the next five years is to obtain my private pilot license and eventually I’d love to fly helicopters.
- Growing up my family would call me the walking accident because I am very clumsy and always seem to be getting hurt. In fact, I broke my first bone when I was 2, and have been to the ER on over 10 different occasions in my life. (Now thinking about it, that’s a bad fact to directly follow wanting to be a pilot. Haha!)
- I spent the summer of 2015 studying abroad in Prague and traveling parts of Europe. My favorite countries to visit are Ireland and Greece. Germany is pretty neat too.
- I hate Bloody Marys and Micheladas, but I love tomatoes. I haven’t had a TV in my house, regardless of where I was living, since 2012 and have never missed it!
At Robbins|Reed our vision is simple – build better. Whether you need a general contractor for your commercial construction project, or for crafting a custom home, Robbins|Reed Builders have the experience and expertise you can rely on.
Robbins|Reed Builders specializes in commercial projects in San Luis Obispo. Contact us online to get started or call (805) 543-7277 today.
Interested in restaurant design in San Luis Obispo? This is the post for you pal. Competition in the U.S. restaurant industry is fiercer than ever, with some 625,000 restaurants and more than 1 million locations generating over $800 billion in annual sales. Restaurateurs are increasingly driven to differentiate their brands and relying on design to convey compelling brand stories. Today Robbins|Reed Builders is outlining the 2018 design trends you can expect to see across the restaurant and hospitality industry.
With the multitude of chef-centered shows streaming today, customers are increasingly fascinated by how their food is made. Visible kitchens allow curious patrons to see behind the scenes. Millennials in particular value this type of transparency. Open kitchens are more likely to engage diners and encourage memorable experiences, and may even inspire a greater sense of community.
While chrome was all over the ‘60s and ‘70s, the splashy metal has been all but absent from the design world, until recently. Now diners can expect to see chrome across acclaimed restaurants in every major city. Chrome isn’t only on trend in the restaurant world either; high-fashion houses from Gucci to Kenzo have incorporated chrome into their modern runway collections.
Hospitality designers understand that diners not only want to feel good, but look good too. Flattering, bespoke lighting is one way to accomplish this. New technology offers more lighting options than ever via apps, remote controls, and singular bulbs. Guests agree – ambiance is greatly affected by changing color or dimming lights. Be on the lookout for this trend in restaurant design in San Luis Obispo.
Midcentury modern style
Midcentury modern style is here to stay for the foreseeable future. From furniture to color palettes, and lighting – designers have long been inspired by this swinging era in history. Today, even wood paneling is making a comeback as natural textures add warmth to inviting environments. Reclaimed wood in particular is going to be all over the place in 2018.
Clean, simple lines continue to influence design from architecture to functional furniture and beyond. Minimal design puts craftsmanship front and center, so guests can appreciate every detail.
Green design evolves
Indoor plants and ‘living walls’ are everywhere and will only continue to grow (see what we did there) in the year ahead. This green trend doesn’t only contribute to a friendly atmosphere, but there are also positive health benefits associated with being exposed to elements from the natural world. Architects and designers alike suggest that this influx of greenery has increased in popularity as a contrast to our increasingly technological machine-made world. A new facet of this trend also includes more ingredients from produce to herbs being grown on-site in gardens and greenhouses. It doesn’t get any more local than that.
Social media bait is driving restaurant design. There’s no doubt about it. Millennials increasingly have money to spend and they want to spend it in spaces where they can snap and share visually captivating photos. Patterned tile floors, neon signs, colorful art and cheeky signage are a few of the ways designers are adding visual interest to restaurants. Unexpected vintage elements and colorful touches add whimsy diners can’t wait to capture for their Instagram stories.
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