August 14, 2022
Berkeley Hills MCM Rework and ADU Addition by Klopf Structure

Excessive within the Berkeley Hills sits an up to date mid-century fashionable residence that for the owners, appears like a cabin nestled within the treetops.

It was essential that the brand new designs had been aligned with unique intent due to the consumer’s appreciation for mid-century fashionable structure. As with many unique mid-century fashionable properties, the home was scaled to the Nineteen Sixties life-style the place rooms had been smaller and openings to views had been restricted and tightly framed. Klopf designed a rework and addition to convey the home into the twenty first century indoor-outdoor dwelling.

A reconfigured entry sequence creates a extra welcoming entrance into an outside dwelling house, earlier than getting into the home via a large glass pivot door. Darker stained ceilings lengthen into the brand new kitchen to create a steady aircraft connecting it to the dwelling house within the new nice room. Ebony flooring recedes into the background, focusing consideration to the views out to the brand new deck and treetops past.

The home with its darkish accents within the kitchen and total coloration palette feels masculine and comfortable, evoking the sense of a wooded cabin. The lower-level utilitarian storage space was expanded and reworked into an accessible ADU for the owners’ getting older dad and mom. Slim window framing particulars within the new ADU are repeated upstairs to modernize the dwelling house and tie the areas collectively.

The household now enjoys a extra purposeful house the place they’ll work, entertain, loosen up with household and buddies.

  • Klopf Structure Challenge Crew: John Klopf, Angela Todorova, Lucie Danigo, and Sherry Tan
  • Contractor:  Nathan Grant Development
  • Panorama Architect:  Designs With Nature
  • Pictures: ©2021 Mariko Reed
  • Location: Berkeley Hills, CA
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