In October of 2015, The ANT Group moved into a 1914 Craftsman Bungalow Home in Old Towne Orange. We initially focused on interior renovations to make our offices usable to get work done. Now, we’re working on the hardscape and landscape for the rest of the site. To date, we’ve completed all the concrete work, which required 40 yards of concrete, and the painting is nearly complete as is the irrigation system. Up next landscaping/softscaping and lighting. Of course, all the construction is being done based on a Revit model.
Part of our overall design for the outdoor space includes a cabana modeled after the Gamble House in Pasadena that will serve as a service station where guests can grab food and drinks. We’ve proudly named the cabana “Shifty’s” in honor of the late, great Robert S. Rubel (a.k.a., Shifty), a gifted architectural, landscape, and interior designer—and a magnificent man.
The ANT Group is passionate about community building, and we want to use the indoor/outdoor space we’re developing to host local events, mixers, and functions of up to 40 people. We’re currently planning a gathering in May that invites local businesses of all kinds to come together, network, eat, drink, and play games like bocce ball, cornhole and horseshoes while enjoying some great barbecue!
The ANT Group’s new residence is all about southern California living—getting people together, networking, and building relationships. Me and my team at The ANT Group are truly passionate about design, technology, community, meeting new people (business or otherwise), and helping people, whether it be through design, charity work, etc. We feel that is what makes life worth living. So, if you find yourself in Southern California, be sure and swing by for a drink and a munchie at Shifty’s!
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