Denny Conner, CRD founder and president, loves to try out new products and design ideas for his own projects before recommending them to his clients. Latest up to bat is this charming bungalow in the "Center of the Universe," also known as Fremont. It has been Denny's personal playground, or as we at CRD like to call it, the Sandbox, for the last few years. An unloved, dilapidated house has undergone an amazing transformation. To create this lower-level suite, we lifted the house and dug the five-foot partial basement down. The foundation was rebuilt to today's seismic standards, and many green features were incorporated, including a rooftop solar array. The bright, comfortable, luxurious new space became a popular two-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental called the Fremont Flat.