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We are excited.

Photo by John McBride

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Photos by the maker, John McBride

 

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ADU Design Meeting

Saturday Morning Design Meeting

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Contemplating the ridge beam

Garage from down the driveway

Rafters in and half the T@G 2×6 sheathing

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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 fa├žade. 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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Photo credit: Sita Rupe, Builder: McBride Construction

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Slowly but surely!

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Photo Credit – Sita Rupe

Builder – John McBride

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

 

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