Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

"This excellent preservation project is especially noteworthy as a 180 transformation of a south Berkeley residence that began as a single-story cottage, passing through pragmatic expansions. These included raising the cottage and building a new first story underneath. Since then, the house had fallen into a long period of neglect, and misguided attempts at improvement that left it in a highly threatened state.

"The extensive interior and exterior restoration included foundation work, new mechanical and electrical systems, new kitchen and bathrooms, a small but very effective expansion to the rear, and a new covered entry porch on the driveway side.

"All of this was done with conscientious attention to Arts and Crafts scale, materials, and detail, as evidenced in the new windows, cabinetry, box beams, trim and moldings, skillfully matched to the scant elements remaining of the original home. Now its newly shingled presence is truly a complement to its many classic neighbors and the Berkeley streetscape."
-From Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association's website

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