|Campus Drive Residence - Berkeley, CA||2004||Residential||Completed|
When work began on this renovation, the house itself was in major disrepair. The clients, a museum curator and her family who bought the house in 2000, wanted to rehabilitate the entire structure, including the revitalization of the exterior facade and the addition of modern details and amenities. The resulting renovation re-interpreted the two-level "hippie house" into a three-level modern japanesque tree house. A new 1000-square-foot lower level—including bedrooms, a family room and a large shared bath/steam/sauna room—was added, increasing the size of the building to about 3,500 square feet. The entire façade was re-skinned with vertical cedar on a new stucco-concrete base. A series of metallic, galvalume-clad boxes project through the wood façade, creating openings to link the interior with the house’s lush forested surroundings.