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.

Big window

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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Hopefully it won’t rain! We are getting ready for a new master suite on top.




medicine cabinet

Photos by Rona Lee, Construction by Ron Tostenson

Dekton and Fir. John McBride photo

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Loft Framing

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John McBride Photo


kids enjoying the roofdeck

This Poets Corner remodel with small addition turned out great.  (Thanks in part to the good taste of the owners and the skill of Coleman Building.) Nancy Kalter came with me to the house warming party and took some house in action shots.  It was afternoon on a very sunny day.

First here is the before and after first floor plan. (Roof deck remodel upstairs (plan not shown)  is big enough for the whole family to sleep out under the stars and also a vegetable garden!)


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Here is a small collection of before shots:

Photos and work courtesy of McBride Construction

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Custom closet for maximal storage with a mix of white and appleply

bedroom office

Built-in desk and shelves (we forgot to turn on the cool hidden LED light over the desk)

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Delightful little foyer light by Vibia

Drywall installation


and a new skylight over the shower


And from the desk – Design of the cabinetry and storage in the ceramic studio:

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