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Cardiff-beach-bungalow

The original circa 1910, 1,000 square-foot San Diego beach bungalow had seen better days.  Still,  we loved the simplicity and charm of the original craftsman form.  The owner was equally inspired but needed a lot more space,  and knew the existing structure required a total renovation.  Virtually every aspect of this house is new or renewed.  Adding 2000 additional square feet to the original, we blended new with the old, while up-styling the Craftsman details of both. Removing a front corner of the existing house created a new front porch arrival. Vaulting the existing ceiling and removing walls opened the plan for the new kitchen, living and dining room.

Spectacular in both form and function, this charming new San Diego beach bungalow is well integrated within the site, and balanced in scale and aesthetic.  We consider this a very successful historic preservation project,  making this family home ready for its’ next century.

Location: Cardiff-by-the-Sea California

Craftsman Fireplace

Craftsman Fireplace

Vaulted Living Room

Vaulted Living Room

Craftsman Living Room with Dutch Door Entry

Craftsman Living Room with Dutch Door Entry

Traditional Craftsman Cabinetry - Full Height Pantry Wall

Traditional Craftsman Cabinetry - Full Height Pantry Wall

Custom Copper Hood

Custom Copper Hood

Vaulted Ceiling, Custom Island

Vaulted Ceiling, Custom Island

Custom Island with view toward Library

Custom Island with view toward Library

Traditional Craftsman kitchen with custom shelving brackets

Traditional Craftsman kitchen with custom shelving brackets

Arts and Crafts Entry Porch

Arts and Crafts Entry Porch

Arts and Crafts Bungalow + Addition,  custom gate and landscape

Arts and Crafts Bungalow + Addition, custom gate and landscape

Arts and Crafts Bungalow

Arts and Crafts Bungalow

2 story addition with spa.

2 story addition with spa.

backyard spa

backyard spa

Driveway Court

Driveway Court

Library, with door to Powder Room

Library, with door to Powder Room

MasterBath with Walk-in Shower, tiled wall.

MasterBath with Walk-in Shower, tiled wall.

Master Tub

Master Tub

Craftsman Guest Bathroom

Craftsman Guest Bathroom

Library toward Addition

Library toward Addition

Family/ Game Room

Family/ Game Room

Custom Craftsman Stairs

Custom Craftsman Stairs

Stair Vestibule

Stair Vestibule

Custom Palapa

Custom Palapa

Palapa with Outdoor Kitchen + Fire Circle

Palapa with Outdoor Kitchen + Fire Circle

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Apartment

Guest Apartment

2215 Tenth Street #1
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-3130
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