Certain jobs were turned over to subcontractors because Don and Ray lacked the machinery, skills or desire. In particular, they outsourced pouring the concrete footings and the foundation, along with hanging the drywall. But the Kicks finished all the woodwork themselves with guidance from a pro: Brian Miller, whose portfolio included a Craftsman classic, the Greene & Greene Blacker House in Pasadena.
Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times
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