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Oakland Ceramic Studio

The garden is going in on this Oakland project. Time to go take some pictures. (Thanks to the owner for this preview)

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Dining Room Addition

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Photoshoot Nancy Kitchen

You’ve seen this project before.  Funky old house with a pretty thorough retuning and a small addition at the back. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Nancy exterior

 

Garage with two sets of doors

I thought I’d shared a couple more photos of a recent remodel project. This Berkeley house was built with no way to get to the backyard except through the house or from the neighbor’s driveway.  We decided to add a pair of dutch carriage doors on the back side of the garage so that there would be a direct connection from front yard & driveway to back. The owners will probably use the garage as a room, rather than a garage, but the design allows for a variety of interpretations (In this mild climate we don’t really need heat to make a room into living space 3/4 of the year or more)  The existing concrete slab was polished smooth and shiny for a practical upgrade.

Photos by Nancy Kalter-Dills, Contractor credit to Steve Coleman.

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Photoshoot Today

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She caught the architect in this one

I’ve finally made it back to this Point Richmond project to add some filters and adjust the track lighting.  MUCH better now. I don’t think the owner was using the LED MR16 track fixtures much the way they were.  Now he is in good shape.

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It was also nice to see his new art on the white walls! (This one and the one over the couch)  img_4478

More action shots! This one is the start of a complete revamp of an early 20th century cottage.

 

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Back

Back of house with big doors and windows

 

Steel Moment Frame

Looking form Living room through the dining and kitchen out the back. Steel moment frame and beam to be finished with gun blue and left exposed.

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Mastersuite rafters

New mastersuite on the second floor viewed from street

Front of house

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Before shot of front of house

Sunny Office

I had the privilege of assisting with the hoisting to second floor and installation of this nice big south facing window on Friday.

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John and Oscar levelling

 

 

This one involves a small addition and reworking the back of the house to better connect with the backyard nature and southern sunlight

Berkeley Remodel/Addition

and this one gets a new master suite on top and a reworking of the entire house. The south-facing back of the house also gets a lot more window and door to connect to the yard and sunlight.

San Mateo Addition and Remodel

Stay tuned for more exciting developments.

A real drawing!

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