Michael Herold - Metal Sculpture

Sculpture House

Live in ART!
Welcome to your new home...
I will design and create an astonishing Sculpture
 House for you. 

Please see the gallery below.

We will begin with design concepts for you to review. The final Sculpture Home will be unique in all ways.

Then I will coordinate first class general contractors and other highly skilled craftspeople to build a home unlike any in the world.

Live in a sculpture home, live in beauty, live in luxury.

A home that is truly inspiring, spectacular and unique. 

There are many steps to building a home. I primarily work on the outer shell, the sculpture form of the home. We will work with an interior designer to design the interior elements of the home.

A highly experienced and successful general contractors will manage the overall build to insure a high quality project.

Call me today and we will begin a journey to create you an "Architectural Digest" worthy home.
Yes, lets build a total "WOW" factor home unlike any in the entire world.

PLEASE NOTE: Below the gallery is information on the building process and building requirements.

Auxiliary Dwelling Units

California Auxiliary Dwelling Units.

Auxiliary Dwelling units are a way to increase your income without new asset purchases. You can add, in many areas of the country, a residential unit on your existing lot. Each State, City ETC has unique rules. 

Here is Californias ADU website

Here is Californias Auxiliary Unit Handbook ( PDF File

Here are the rules for Cupertino California Auxiliary Dwelling Units .

Commission a ADU Sculptural Residence, and use it as a unique new dwelling on your lot. 

Contact me, let us discuss your project.

Building Process and  Requirements...

The process of building a home is complex and detailed. The following may seem overwhelming, but is included to outline the project and all that is involved. 

Below are a few of the general requirements. 

A much more detailed list will be created prior to the beginning of your project. 

You do not need to know all of this in order to create a Sculpture Home. 

The general contractor will take care of all your home building requirements.

  • Create the overall Sculpture Design
  • Select lot
  • Obtain permits
  • Prepare site for materials
  • Install office trailer
  • Review plans and begin build
  • Prepare and excavate site
  • Basement or Subfloor installation
  • Erect frame
  • Roofing
  • Erect interior wall partitions
  • Install pre-cut structural and insulated panels
  • Build fireplace and chimney
  • Install exterior windows and doors
  • Rough plumbing
  • Rough HVAC
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning
  •  Rough electrical
  • Framing inspection
  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Paint and stain
  • Finish flooring
  • Interior carpentry and trim
  • Finish plumbing
  • Finish HVAC
  • Finish electrical
  • Exterior finish and trim
  • Inspect work of subcontractors
  • Final inspection
  • Landscaping
  • Create final punch/to do list
  • Call for final building inspection
  • Obtain occupancy permit

Another more detailed list:

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE GUIDE

  •  *COMPLETE ALL TASKS WITH LOWER "DO" NUMBER FIRST.
  • *TASKS WITH SAME "DO" NUMBER CAN BE DONE SIMULTANEOUSLY
  • *IGNORE TASKS NOT APPLICABLE TO YOUR JOB
  • DO TASKS TO BE DONE
  • 1 ( ) SELECT LOT
  • 1 ( ) GET PERK TEST BEFORE BUYING LOT IS SEPTIC TANK REQUIRED
  • 1 ( ) GET A WRITTEN GUARANTEE THAT SEWER IS STUBBED OUT TO LOT IF ON SEWER
  • 2 ( ) SELECT PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
  • 3 ( ) DEVELOP PLOT PLAN
  • 4 ( ) ESTIMATE COSTS
  • 5 ( ) GET MORTGAGE COMMITMENT
  • 6 ( ) GET CONSTRUCTION LOAN
  • 7 ( ) BUY BUILDING PERMIT
  • 8 ( ) PAY ELECTRICAL DEPOSIT
  • 8 ( ) PAY WATER TAP FEE AND DEPOSIT
  • 8 ( ) PAY GAS DEPOSIT IF GAS IS TO BE USED
  • 8 ( ) ORDER LONG LEAD ITEMS: WINDOWS, DOORS, BRICK, ROOFING, STEEL, FLOOR AND ROOF TRUSSES. (CHECK SUPPLIERS FOR OTHERS)
  • 8 ( ) BUY BUILDER'S RISK INSURANCE
  • 8 ( ) LOCATE LOT STAKES ---SURVEY IF ANY DOUBTS
  • 8 ( ) BATTER BOARD MATERIAL ON SITE
  • 8 ( ) LOCATE SEWER STUB-OUT OR SEPTIC SYSTEM LOCATION FOR POSITIVE DRAINAGE
  • 9 ( ) SET TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL POWER POLE
  • 9 ( ) ORDER TEMPORARY WATER SERVICE
  • 9 ( ) SITE PREPARATION: LOCATE HOUSE AND EXCAVATE
  • 10 ( ) SET BATTER BOARDS
  • 10 ( ) ORDER TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL POWER

  • **SELECT ONE OF FOLLOWING THREE FOUNDATION OPTIONS
  • **MONOLITHIC SLAB OPTION, HOUSE AND GARAGE
  • 11 ( ) FORM MATERIAL FOR MONOLITHIC FOOTINGS SLABS, PORCHES AND HEATING UNIT(S) ON SITE
  • 11 ( ) EXCAVATE AS NECESSARY FOR FOOTING SLAB, PORCHES, AND HEATING UNIT
  • 12 ( ) SET CONCRETE FORMS
  • 13 ( ) BACK-FILL AND PACK UNDER SLAB AREA AS REQUIRED
  • 14 ( ) SET REINFORCING STEEL FOR FOOTINGS
  • 15 ( ) APPLY 4" OF GRAVEL LIMESTONE IN HOUSE AND GARAGE SLAB AREAS
  • 16 ( ) SLAB PLUMBING ROUGH-IN
  • 17 ( ) UTILITY AND AIR CONDITIONING PIPES, DUCTS AND WIRING UNDER FOOTING AND SLAB AREAS
  • 18 ( ) TERMITE TREATMENT
  • 18 ( ) SPOT SURVEY, IF ANY DOUBTS OR IF REQQUIRED NOW BY MORTGAGE CO. ---- ELSE, AFTER DECKS AND ALL CONCRETE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED
  • 19 ( ) LAY POLYETHYLENE AND WIRE MESH IN HOUSE, GARAGE SLAB AREAS
  • 20 ( ) INSPECT FOOTING, HOUSE/SLAB AND GARAGE/SLAB PREPARATION
  • 21 ( ) POUR FOOTING (HOUSE SLAB, GARAGE SLAB, PORCHES AND HEATING UNIT PAD(S) CONCRETE)
  • 22 ( ) SKIP TO "CONTINUE

  • **RAISED SLAB OPTION (FOOTING WITH FOUNDATION, HOUSE SLAB AND GARAGE SLAB)
  • 11 ( ) FORM MATERIAL FOR FOOTINGS, SLABS, PORCHES AND HEATING UNIT(S) ON SITE
  • 12 ( ) EXCAVATE AS REQUIRED
  • 13 ( ) DIG FOOTINGS
  • 14 ( ) SET CONCRETE FORMS
  • 15 ( ) SET REINFORCING STEEL FOR FOOTINGS
  • 16 ( ) FOOTING INSPECTION
  • 16 ( ) TERMITE TREATMENT
  • 16 ( ) SPOT SURVEY (IF ANY DOUBTS OR IF REQUIRED BY MORTGAGE CO. NOW --- ELSE, AFTER DECKS AND ALL CONCRETE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED)
  • 16 ( ) CONCRETE BLOCKS, SAND AND MORTAR MIX ON SITE
  • 17 ( ) LAY FOUNDATION CONCRETE BLOCKS
  • 18 ( ) BACK-FILL AND PACK UNDER SLAB AREAS IF REQUIRED
  • 19 ( ) SET ADDITONAL CONCRETE FORMS IF NEEDED
  • 20 ( ) APPLY 4" OF GRAVEL/LIMESTONE IN HOUSE AND GARAGE SLAB AREAS
  • 21 ( ) SLAB PLUMBING ROUGH-IN
  • 22 ( ) UTILITY AND AIR CONDITIONING: PIPES, DUCTS AND WIRING, PERIMETER INSULATION UNDER SLAB AREAS
  • 23 ( ) LAY POLYETHYLENE AND WIRE MESH IN HOUSE AND GARAGE SLAB AREAS
  • 23 ( ) INSPECT HOUSE SLAB AND GARAGE SLAB PREPARATION
  • 24 ( ) POUR HOUSE AND GARAGE PORCHES AND HEATING UNIT(S) CONCRETE
  • 25 ( ) SKIP TO "CONTINUE"

  • **CRAWL SPACE OPTION (HOUSE CRAWL SPACE WITH GARAGE SLAB)
  • 11 ( ) DIG FOOTINGS FOR HOUSE, GARAGE AND INTERIOR GIRDER SUPPORT POSTS
  • 12 ( ) SET FORMS FOR FOOTINGS
  • 13 ( ) SET REINFORCING STEEL FOR FOOTINGS
  • 14 ( ) FOOTING INSPECTION
  • 14 ( ) TERMITE TREATMENT
  • 14 ( ) SPOT SURVEY (IF ANY DOUBTS OR IF NOW REQUIRED BY MORTGAGE CO. ---- ELSE, AFTER DECKS AND ALL CONCRETE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.)
  • 15 ( ) POUR FOOTING CONCRETE
  • 15 ( ) CONCRETE BLOCKS, SAND AND MORTAR MIX ON SITE
  • 15 ( ) ANCHOR BOLTS AND FOUNDATION VENTS ON SITE
  • 16 ( ) LAY FOUNDATION CONCRETE BLOCKS
  • 16 ( ) SET FORMS FOR GARAGE, PORCHES AND HEATING UNIT(S)
  • 17 ( ) APPLY 4" OF GRAVEL/LIMESTONE IN GARAGE SLAB AREA
  • 18 ( ) LAY POLYETHYLENE AND WIRE MESH IN GARAGE SLAB AREA
  • 19 ( ) POUR GARAGE, PORCHES, AND HEATING UNIT(S) CONCRETE
  • 19 ( ) FRAMING MATERIALS THRU SUB-FLOOR ON SITE
  • 20 ( ) INSTALL TERMITE SEALS, SILLS, GIRDERS, FLOOR JOISTS AND/OR TRUSSES, BANDS, BRIDGING, BLOCKING AND SUB-FLOORING
  • 21 ( ) SKIP TO "CONTINUE"

  • 26 ( ) FRAMING MATERIALS ON SITE
  • 26 ( ) ONE-PIECE FIBERGLASS BATH UNITS ON SITE
  • 26 ( ) PRE-FAB FIREPLACE MATERIALS ON SITE
  • 27 ( ) ERECT FRAMING STRUCTURE
  • 28 ( ) INSTALL PRE-FAB FIREPLACE
  • 28 ( ) PLUMBING: TOP-OUT SLAB, OR ROUGH-IN CRAWL SPACE
  • 28 ( ) RUN GAS LINE TO HOUSE, IF GAS IS TO BE USED
  • 28 ( ) DECK ROOF AND APPLY ROOF PAPER
  • 28 ( ) APPLY EXTERIOR SHEATHING
  • 29 ( ) INSPECT PLUMBING
  • 29 ( ) HEAT AND AIR DUCTING ROUGH-IN
  • 29 ( ) BACK-FILL UTILITY DITCHES AND FOUNDATION (OPTIONAL NOW OR LATER)
  • 29 ( ) SHEET METAL: VALLEYS, VENTS ON ROOF, DRYER VENT
  • 30 ( ) INSTALL CORNICE
  • 30 ( ) INSTALL WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR DOORS
  • 30 ( ) PRESSURE PLUMBING ROUGH-IN
  • 30 ( ) APPLY ROOFING
  • 30 ( ) PAINT CORNICE
  • 30 ( ) PAINT WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR DOORS
  • 31 ( ) CENTRAL VACUUM ROUGH-IN
  • 31 ( ) INSTALL GUTTERS
  • 31 ( ) INSTALL FLOOR PARTICAL-BOARD
  • 31 ( ) INSTALL WINDOW AND EXTERIOR DOOR HARDWARE
  • 32 ( ) OTHER CONCRETE FORMS (BEFORE NEXT CONCRETE POUR)
  • 32 ( ) ELECTRICAL ROUGH-IN
  • 32 ( ) TELEPHONE ROUGH-IN
  • 32 ( ) T.V. LEAD OR CABLE ROUGH-IN
  • 32 ( ) THERMOSTAT WIRING
  • 32 ( ) INTERCOM ROUGH-IN
  • 32 ( ) FRAMING INSPECTION
  • 33 ( ) MEASURE FOR CABINETS, VANITIES AND MARBLE TOPS
  • 33 ( ) INSTALL INSULATION BATTS AND SPRAY FOAM IN WALLS, FLOOR AND CEILING, WHERE REQUIRED
  • 33 ( ) APPLY EXTERIOR SIDING
  • 33 ( ) BRICK, SAND AND MORTAR MIX ON SITE
  • 33 ( ) BUILD CONVENTIONAL FIREPLACE AND APPLY FLASHING
  • 34 ( ) HANG SHEET ROCK AND SPRAY CEILING
  • 34 ( ) LAY BRICK
  • 34 ( ) DIG WELL, IF REQUIRED
  • 34 ( ) INSTALL SEPTIC SYSTEM, IF REQUIRED
  • 35 ( ) BUILD DECKS AND EXTERIOR STAIRS
  • 35 ( ) BLOW IN ATTIC INSULATION
  • 35 ( ) TIE-IN WATER OR WELL AND SEWER OR SEPTIC SYSTEM
  • 35 ( ) TIE-IN GAS, IF GAS IS TO BE USED
  • 35 ( ) INSTALL DOWNSPOUTS
  • 35 ( ) INSTALL SHUTTERS
  • 36 ( ) INSTALL CABINETS, VANITIES, AND MARBLE TOPS
  • 36 ( ) INSTALL ACCESS DOORS TO CRAWL SPACE, ATTIC AND PLUMBING
  • 36 ( ) INSTALL DISAPPEARING STAIRS
  • 36 ( ) COMPLETE STAIRWAYS: TREADS, RISERS AND RAILS
  • 36 ( ) INSTALL INTERIOR PANELING
  • 36 ( ) INSTALL INTERIOR DOORS
  • 36 ( ) INSTALL GARAGE DOOR(S)
  • 36 ( ) COMPLETE HEAT AND AIR ROUGH-IN
  • 36 ( ) INSPECT PLUMBING, WATER AND SEWER TIE-INS
  • 37 ( ) STAIN OR PAINT CABINETS, IF REQUIRED
  • 37 ( ) INSTALL CERAMIC TILE FLOORS AND WALLS
  • 37 ( ) INSTALL GARAGE PANELING
  • 37 ( ) SET HEAT AND AIR UNIT(S)
  • 38 ( ) INSTALL TRIM MOLDING AND SHELVES
  • 38 ( ) PAINT EXTERIOR DUCT-WORK, IF REQUIRED
  • 38 ( ) COMPLETE ALL PAINTING
  • 39 ( ) HANG WALLPAPER
  • 39 ( ) INSTALL APPLIANCES
  • 40 ( ) PLUMBING FINAL: INSTALL WATER HEATER(S), DISHWASHER, DISPOSAL, AND ALL FIXTURES EXCEPT COMMODES
  • 40 ( ) INSTALL BATH FLOOR COVERING, IF NOT CERAMIC AND DONE EARLIER
  • 40 ( ) HARDWARE ON SITE FOR: BATHS, INTERIOR DOORS, CLOSET RODS, DOOR STOPS
  • 41 ( ) INSTALL SPECIAL FLOORS: WOOD, VINYL AND CERAMIC
  • 41 ( ) INSTALL BATH HARDWARE
  • 41 ( ) INSTALL INTERIOR DOOR HARDWARE
  • 41 ( ) INSTALL CLOSET RODS
  • 41 ( ) HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING FINAL INSTALLATION
  • 41 ( ) INSTALL MEDICINE CABINETS AND/OR MIRRORS
  • 41 ( ) LIGHTING FIXTURES AND BULBS ON SITE
  • 42 ( ) ELECTRICAL FINAL: INSTALL LIGHTING FIXTURES AND SWITCH PLATES
  • 42 ( ) SET COMMODES
  • 43 ( ) GET PERMANENT ELECTRICAL POWER
  • 43 ( ) INSTALL CARPETING
  • 43 ( ) COMPLETE ALL CONCRETE
  • 44 ( ) LANDSCAPE
  • 45 ( ) CLEAN UP HOUSE AND LOT
  • 46 ( ) SET SPLASH BLOCKS
  • ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME, Michael Herold - Sculptor