A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during the 1970s.

This was a fun and interesting project as the design was curtailed to Los Angeles circa 1960-1970. We built the backyard set outside, behind our stages in the loading dock of the building next door complete with a full garage and partial section of our house. We cut into the alley asphalt dropping in several 24”-48” box trees and skimmed real concrete to finish our driveway. It looked really great and really real … because it was!


CLICK on the SCREEN to watch footage of the show.

There are additional episodes or snippets to watch at the end of this one.


CLICK on the IMAGE to view more set photos.

These are select images from season one.


CLICK on the DRAWING to view select works.

I've included VectorWorks and SketchUp samples.