Hazel Road Residence, Berkeley Home Remodelling, Californian House Upgrade Images, USA Real Estate
Hazel Road Residence in Berkeley
Sep 8, 2021
Design: Buttrick Projects Architecture + Design
Location: Berkeley, northern Alameda County, California, USA – eastern shore of San Francisco Bay
Photos by Cesar Rubio, Matthew Millman (Kitchen), Buttrick Projects A+D (Stair window)
Hazel Road Residence
Hazel Road Residence was a 1950s-era house long in need of an upgrade and expansion to capitalize on otherwise ‘good bones’ and to satisfy the needs of a family with young children.
A kitchen remodel was the first problem to tackle. At that time the foundation work for the future upstairs addition was also put in place, so that the second level master bedroom addition would proceed more smoothly. The organizing element to the plan is the stair, which replaces storage and mechanical closets, and otherwise opens up a previously narrow and dark hallway.
Combining storage, access, craftsmanship, materiality, a bar, transparency, and daylighting from above, the attitude towards the stair nodule combines many features that carry through the project. Another unifying concept to the project was to use the yard to greater effect. This meant adding flush sliders to the family room/kitchen blurring the line between indoor and outdoor space.
Basalt paving in the yard transitions to wide wood and concrete steps providing spectator seating when the kids perform on the lawn. An exuberant magnolia gives the new upstairs master bedroom a tree-house feel with fullwall sliding windows that have an ‘invisible’ glass safety rail. Direct western light and glare are controlled by exterior shades and deep overhangs.
The new, second level 700 square foot addition integrates with the humble wood siding/composition shingle exterior of the original house, yet is set apart through it’s use of a state-of-the-art rainscreen wall featuring cementitious panel siding. The new addition brings the house’s total size (including garage) to 2,831 square feet.
Hazel Road Residence in Berkeley, CA – Building Information
Architects: Buttrick Projects Architecture + Design
Interiors: Buttrick Projects Architecture + Design
Structural Engineering: IDA Structural Engineers
Landscape: Envision Landscape Studio
Contractor: Jetton Construction, Inc.
Size of Original House: 1,714 SF (House) + 439 SF (Garage) = 2,153 SF (Total)
Size of Current House: 2,392 SF (House) + 439 SF (Garage) = 2,831 SF (Total)
LED lighting throughout
Spray foam insulation
Exterior shading + deep overhangs at west elevation
Rainscreen w/ air barrier at addition
Photography: Cesar Rubio, Matthew Millman (Kitchen), Buttrick Projects A+D (Stair window)
Hazel Road Residence, Berkeley images/information received 0080921 from Buttrick Projects Architecture + Design
Location: Berkeley, Alameda County, northern California, USA
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