A large backyard in Berkeley was a perfect site for a new ADU with contemporary flair. Our clients came to us envisioning an addition to their existing home, but a simple budgeting exercise demonstrated that a new ADU would be more cost effective and adaptable to their needs. We created a flexible custom space which now provides for many uses including: cooking and entertaining in the backyard, a home office with wonderful natural light, and a long-term guest room or rental unit.
We reimagined the kitchen of this classic Elmwood Craftsman home to include a strong connection to the owner’s beloved garden. Floor to ceiling glass, custom cabinetry and a fully tiled wet bath are highlights of this project. Wide plank white oak floors incorporate radiant heat. Details from the owner’s travels and lives include a custom tile backsplash and built in seating constructed of wind felled Acacia from the property.