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This home sits on a traditional Berkeley street, adjacent to an old train line that can still be seen from above. Paying homage to the land’s previous use, the architecture hints at aspects of the rail line’s machine traits, while smoothly integrating into the surrounding neighborhood. Corrugated metal begins on the roof and wraps down one side of the house that faces the former railway. The front of the house falls more in line with traditional house forms with its pitched roof line. The open interior is wrapped in white walls, dark floors, and black accents, and appears as a large, open concourse. Lots of windows keep the inside filled with natural light. One wall in the kitchen is covered with chalkboard paint adding a fun, creative element to the space, especially for kids.

Location: Berkeley, CA.
Year Completed: 2016
Project Type: Single Family House
Program: 3 BR / 2.5 BA + Loft/Office + ADU
Square Footage: 1,800

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