• On July 16, 2017 ·

Bakker Construction is thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the Second Annual Carmel Canine Cottage Competition. This year’s event will be hosted by Alain Pinel Realtors and will feature custom designed “canine cottages” built by local contractors. The cottages will be showcased outside of the Alain Pinel offices on Junipero in between 5th and 6th streets in Carmel, CA from August 12-15th. After the showcase has ended on August 15th, Alain Pinel Realtors will hold a special reception where the cottages will be auctioned off. All proceeds will directly benefit the SPCA of Monterey County.

After participating in the successful event in 2016, our team could not be more excited for this year’s event! As we are a design-build firm, we completed both the design as well as the construction of the canine cottage. It proved to be an impressive task and everyone on the Bakker Construction team played an integral role in the crafting of the final cottage. The first step was for our designers to agree on a theme and an inspiration home. With all of the stunning properties we have had the good fortune to visit and transform, this was no easy task. We settled on a recently completed historic renovation in Pacific Grove. For our designers, the challenge was scaling down the size while maintaining the personality of the historic home. For our builders, the design of the cottage required intricate cutting, sanding, and joinery. Our entry incorporated stunning details such as a hydraulic roof that could be opened to provide a storage area, enhancing the utility of the cottage and making it friendly to dogs of all sizes.

After the display period and silent auction, our canine cottage found its home with a family on a lovely Pebble Beach property. We are proud and happy that our work brought a large donation to the SPCA of Monterey County with the specific goal of finding loving homes for the animals at the shelter. In the end, the canine cottage proved to be an amazing team building experience, and we look forward to participating in the Second Annual Carmel Canine Cottages Competition. We cannot wait to share this year’s build with all of you. Stay tuned!