El Cerrito Residence

El Cerrito, CA

This existing mid-century single family residence began as a renovation of the kitchen and bathroom. As the design developed it became apparent a much larger scope was needed to take full advantage of the amazing site, set above the treetops with morning sun and views of five bridges.

Arcsine improved the functionality and circulation of the kitchen and added a breakfast nook for comfortable in kitchen dining to take advantage of bay views. An existing bathroom was converted to a guest bath steeped with spa charm, a master bath was added to create a master suite, and library sitting area was carved from underused space in the home. In addition, the entire renovation embraced sustainability, from new LED lighting, renewable woods, added insulation, new double glazed windows, and locally fabricated hand-made ceramic tiles.