Amy and Tom owned a 743 square foot two bedroom one bath home that was built in 1943. That’s tiny and it just doesn’t work for all the goals the owners have.
And their goals were clear. When asked what they want they said they want a home for “Growing old in. We want to add a new larger living area with redesigned kitchen, add a bathroom for the second bedroom, enlarge original bathroom to accommodate wheelchair if necessary and convert attic to accommodate 2 home offices.”
The answer in this case was a new modern custom home that we designed and built from the ground up.
El Cerrito is a smaller city just east of San Francisco with an amazing location, easy access to San Francisco. Many of the homes are smaller older cottages that were built very quickly to serve the booming Kaiser Shipyards as they built homes for WWII. In fact, a few clients have shown us where steel spare parts from the shipyards were used to build the homes themselves!
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