Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley’
She caught the architect in this one
I had the privilege of assisting with the hoisting to second floor and installation of this nice big south facing window on Friday.
Posted in Design Projects, tagged Accolade Constuction, additon, Berkeley, indoor-outdoor, McBride Construction, passive solar, process, remodel, San Mateo, south, sunlight on August 23, 2016| Leave a Comment »
This one involves a small addition and reworking the back of the house to better connect with the backyard nature and southern sunlight
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.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments.
John McBride Photo
Posted in Design Projects, tagged Berkeley, cedar, closet, connection to yard, inside-outside living, kitchen, pantry, poet's corner, roof deck, small buildings, storage, utility on April 19, 2016| 1 Comment »
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!)
Here is a small collection of before shots:
Here is a before shot:
In addition to lots of improvements on the inside of the house, this project makes vast improvements to the interface between the house and the yard. Such improvements then inspire the client to make big improvements to the garden itself – A new stone patio, pathways, and many new plants.
The roof deck above is built strong, ready to hold the most practical kind of living roof – a vegetable garden in pots and planters!
This remodel included rearranging the entire floor plan (1055 SF), vaulting the living room ceiling, All new windows, stucco, venitian plaster throughout, insulation, lighting, plumbing, adding a bathroom and pantry, and a curvy concrete deck. A very cozy and efficient little house for a downsizing couple with kids off in the world. Ample storage is key to living in a small house. Many different strategies were employed from pantries to closets with barn doors to custom cabinets.