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XYLO Interiors is fabricating this trestle table for my Rockridge cottage project out of the fir framing wood salvaged from the cottage during the remodel. It’s looking good! (See progress photos below sent from the shop)

 

 

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This very small house in South Berkeley just sold. I remodelled it and added a small additon back in 2012.  The realtor, ABIO Properties,  and photographer Peter Lyons generously shared their photos with me.

I was very proud of the solution I came up with on a very tight budget to add a second bedroom in existing space and a big living room at the back  This way the bedrooms both were close to the bathroom and the living area at the back got a great connection to the garden.

Berkeley Craftsman managed to skillfully execute the design within the budget.

Old Floor plan

OLD FLOOR PLAN

NEW FLOORPLAN

NEW FLOOR PLAN

I was also excited about the subtle art deco stucco details.

I didn’t invent this stucco window detail. I copied it from a few 1920s houses in Berkeley, but I was quite pleased with its enhancement of what was a very plain front façade. The window sill is clear cedar stained dark.

3246 Idaho 3 front window

We did something similar at the back around the 8′ wide glass doors One simple detail goes a long way on a small house

You can see more shots and the interior on Zillow. 

 

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My job was hexed!

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2434 McGee 3D Sketch 7_8_16

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Dekton and Fir. John McBride photo

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This bedroom was part of a recent full house remodel in Rockridge. I finally had a chance to publish a few photos. Due to the multicolor light, the colors are not perfect in these photos, but hopefully you can get the idea.  Photos are by Nancy Kalter-Dills.

This one shows the pair of colorful stained glass casement windows – A collaboration with Sabina Frank of Berkeley. It also shows the steel bed designed by myself to go with the windows and fabricated by Frank Trousil in Richmond.  Lights are from Metro Lighting in Berkeley and the flooring is ash.

BEDROOM WITH STAINED GLASS

The next few show the custom closet system fabricated by Martin Lee in Oakland.  My favorite part is the picture frames built into the doors. This gives the owner the opportunity to personalize the doors that they look at from the bed every day.

CABINET PICTUREFRAMES 2 CABINET PICTUREFRAMES

Hard to see in this photo, but Martin created crafty little wooden levers to hold in the picture and the glass on the inside of the door.

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This fun kitchen was selected for the 2015 Rockridge Kitchen Show! Come take a tour on Sept 20. Tickets available here.

Photos by Nancy Kalter-Dills.

This was actually part of a whole house remodel. Click for  ASBUILT FLOORPLAN and NEW FLOORPLAN to see how the house was rearranged.

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Blue Hardware

Not long ago I was checking out a house in the Oakland hills that caught my client’s fancy – rustic modern I’d call it rustic modern with a bit of whimsy. I like it. I also like that it was surrounded by trees and shrubs so that I had trouble getting a good photo of the whole building. I noticed one nice detail that is daring and unusual. photo 1 If you look closely you will see that the post bases and the other structural connectors are blue! Here is a close up: blue hardware

Even closer:

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I still haven’t had a chance to  photograph this whole house remodel in North Berkeley, but I do have a picture of the beautiful custom walnut media cabinet designed by Sarah Deeds and fabricated by Freedman and Chesley Custom Cabinets.

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Angled Pantry Shelves 1 Angled Pantry Shelves 2

Photos by John McBride

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Nice clean floating corner shelves by Shada Build and Design

Nice clean floating corner shelves by Shada Build and Design

Corner shelf supports

hidden supports for floating shelves

Doorbell

Doorbell

Just in from the cabinet maker - beautiful fir door

Just in from the cabinet maker – beautiful fir door

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Holes drilled to vent drawers to the outside. California living!

Holes drilled to vent drawers to the outside. California cooler – California living!

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