The owner of this home is an architect. Zeus and the client worked together to design and build this modern home with bridge view in the Berkeley Hills.
To make the most of the view, we got rid of the old galley kitchen and removed all the interior walls allowing for an open layout. The kitchen, dining, and living room are now all one where you can enjoy the spectacular view. All furniture placement and functionality (i.e., sink placed directly under window) set up to take advantage of the view. The house was modern in its day and very simple. The architect stayed true to the original design and did a great job of tying the two worlds together; the glass stairway railing, modern lighting with a vintage twist, and redwood paneling fit the “bones.” Part of the redwood wall already existed. We reclaimed some of the existing old-growth siding and reused it to tie together the addition to the existing structure. The overall feel of the house is modern sepia.
Pull out microwave underneath kitchen island – saves space.
Quartz countertops – custom-blended cement, like granite.