Ross Street, Oakland
Harkening an era many regard as “simpler times” – the swaybacked roofs, arched doors, turrets and leaded glass windows define the fabled storybook “mansions” of architect W.W. Dixon – is this Oakland home remodel. French doors open onto a raised, covered patio. The kitchen remodel included incorporating a small, claustrophobic pantry, enlarging the space and improving functionality. Taking full advantage of the roof’s steep pitch allowed for a vaulted kitchen ceiling with rustic timbers, mimicking the home’s great room and preserving the visual and period architecture.