Adding a Second Story

A 1920’s era cottage on College Avenue in Berkeley got a boost, literally and figuratively.

We lifted the house up one story and conditioned the space below, transforming the 2 bedroom bungalow into a 4 bedroom home.  The new design is an airy and contemporary take on traditional craftsman architecture, with lots of space and a natural flow from room to room.

Designed by:  Jack Backus Architects;  interior design by Lisa Arrowood

Photography by:  James Newman