Ross Street, Oakland
Residential Redesign, Remodel
Sometimes even classic story books need more contemporary endings. For this Rockridge home, a “storybook mansion” with swaybacked roofs, arched doors, turrets and leaded glass windows in the style of architect W.W. Dixon, we enlarged the kitchen, taking full advantage of the roof’s steep pitch for a vaulted kitchen ceiling with rustic timbers, mimicking the home’s great room and preserving the visual and period architecture. Click your heels three times and the laundry room becomes a music room, becomes a guest space, becomes a family room extending out to the backyard where the family can watch the pivoting TV from the covered patio, just outside welcoming French doors. With all that extra space for dining and entertaining, they lived happily ever after.
Contractor: Integrity Remodeling, Inc., Photographer: Ramona D’viola