An Indoor/Outdoor Renovation Revives an Oakland Home’s Spirit of Connection

Project Details:

Location: Oakland, California

Architect: Sidell Pakravan Architects / @sidellpakravan

Builder/General Contractor: Proyecto Build

Footprint: 4,000 sq. toes

From the Architect: The Bay Area’s brown shingle homes have been designed to rejoice relationships with others and with the outside. Coined “the original party houses,” they typically had giant areas for entertaining, sleeping porches, and doorways that opened broad to understand the backyard and the Bay Area’s delicate local weather. Modified over time with out regard to its unique spirit, this residence in Piedmont had no giant gathering areas and a totally enclosed again façade with no connection to the yard. The renovation of this 4,000 square-foot residence centered on reviving this unique spirit of connection, creating fluid areas for modern household life and a renewed relationship with the outside. A beneficiant new deck and twenty-seven-foot opening create a seamless outside extension of the kitchen and eating house. A metal and wooden awning offers shade for the late summer time hours when the solar is at its strongest. Vertical traces create visible connectivity all through, seen within the quarter-sawn oak partitions and cedar slat deck railings. The patterns proceed within the kitchen, the place a sturdy block of stone with etched vertical traces anchors the kitchen, surrounded by navy and white kitchen cabinetry with reliefed paneling. Sidell Pakravan is answerable for each structure and inside design.



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