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The Realtor Photo a couple of years ago

Photo just in from the owner as he awaits final inspection this morning

I’m hoping to make it down for some interior shots soon.

 

 

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

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Copper Handrail, cedar fence & gate, Copper gutter and downspout above


Cedar slat railings above and below, energy efficient wood-clad windows and copper gutter and flashing.

Here is a before shot:

Back of house before

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!

 

 

 

 

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I also realized that I never shared these photos of the dining room and hallway in that same project. So many great details.

photoshopped shelving and hall

I think I was waiting because the owner plans to recover the purple couch in a deep blue to match the windows. Might never happen.

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purple couch couch

Photos by Nancy Kalter Dills

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The most important component of this project was rearranging things to make the most of various spaces in a small house. There had been several strange additions over the years that made for a lot of wasted space.

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Looking east in this spacious new kitchen with fir cabinets, vaulted ceiling, corner windows, LED lights,

We added about 65 SF and way more storage. The old kitchen was actually a hallway with constant traffic flow through the work area. Now traffic stays away from the main work area.

Kitchen before addition and remodel

Kitchen before addition and remodel

asbuilt   new plan     1) New closets in the master bedroom 2) More efficient laundry room by moving one door and adding shelves and counter 3) Water heater moved to exterior and utility room converted to pantry 4) Kitchen expanded to keep the traffic out of the work area 5) Easy attic storage created

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Nice Big Pantry

Vaulted ceiling creates room for a large pendant light

We also added an attic access stair for even more storage!

Photo Credit – Nancy Kalter-Dills

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Addition at the back

I am very pleased with the progress on this project. Windows and doors are next!

 

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My Rockridge project is getting finishing touches slowly but surely. These are just quick snapshots of things I am excited about.

Teak Bench, Glass tiles, stone floor

Teak Shower bench with glass tile walls and stone tile floor

Fir Barn Door

Fir Barn Door

Kitchen

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Tin Ceiling Tiles

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Colorful diningroom

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scribble handrail

Handrail still needs to be finished, but today the artist made sure everything fits before taking it to the sand blaster. More photos soon.

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Demo at my Outer Mission project….excited to get started!

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And a beautiful old Chevy on site at my Rose Street addition and kitchen remodel in Berkeley. Behind the blue truck you can see new red cedar shingles going up.

Blue Chevy and new red cedar shingles

 

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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 was very happy to see this recent project full of people enjoying the newly connected living spaces and yard. The owners also built several nice cabinets and shelving themselves. These are just phone snapshots of the space…..and yes it does look like they might need a new couch at some point. Turned out great! (Thanks Berkeley Craftsman)

Front parlor with hammock

Willa testing out the hammock

Family roomConnection to the yard

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