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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.

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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.

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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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Dekton and Fir. John McBride photo

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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:

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Drywall installation

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and a new skylight over the shower

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

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black siding

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