East Bay area addition features a Kitchen with a Dining Nook brightened by solar tubes, a clerestory window, and a modern Bathroom.

“We found Maurice Levitch and his crew working on a home 2 streets from our home and decided to give him a call. From our first consultation meeting, Maurice is a true professional with extensive knowledge in building, architecture and design. Maurice is a master builder and an architect. Finding a competent builder with both an architect’s eye and a builder’s knowledge is very difficult. He and his staff, his work crew, everyone at the firm, are true professionals who are courteous, considerate, and very hard working. Maurice and his crew are very detail oriented.

Our project was extensive, a little over 2 years from design to finish. We explained what we needed: more space in our home for our growing kids. But we did not really have an idea as to design. We were limited in space. Our home was built in the 1920’s. We wanted to maintain the Craftsman features [and also]… liked the split story design of some of the older homes in the area. Off our kitchen, a nook area … has become a central area of our home. The 2nd part of our project ended up being our detached garage. Because we added square footage … we had to lose some of our garage. But Maurice was able to find areas … to add some of the [lost] storage space lost. It has worked out great! We LOVE our “new” home!

This was a major project for us. With the final plans, the cost of the job was higher than we originally planned. We felt we had to do due-diligence and reviewed the proposed cost with another local builder. We realized the Levitch Associates [bid] was a realistic proposal that took into consideration the size and scope of the project, and the unknowns. It is clear Levitch Associates has a lot of experience in building and we would stress they really know what they are doing. The work on our home was anticipated to be completed in 5 months, and it ended up being 7 months. During this time period, there was constant work, with only a few days of “down time”.

Maurice and his team are such a great group of people to work with. They are consistently considerate, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and a professional group. These guys are GOOD people, the REAL DEAL. We would hire them all over again! Thank you Maurice and Team Levitch!

Y. H. + E. P.



Albany Split-level Addition

Completed Project

Albany Split-level Addition nook + stairs landscape
Albany Split-level Addition nook + stairs
Albany Split-level Addition stairs looking down
Albany Split-level Addition Living
Albany Split-level Addition Bath

Project Details

Location: Albany, CA

This remodel expands the home to accommodate a growing family. It includes an addition at the rear of the home with a Dining Nook, Family Room downstairs, as well as a Bedroom and Bathroom upstairs. (See Owners’ quote below for more details.)

  • Solar tubes and clerestory windows bring daylight into the Nook, stairs and upper level.
  • The modern Bathroom features a floating vanity and large-format tile.
  • The Dining Nook centralizes this three-story home and has become a favorite spot for our clients.


Photography by Treve Johnson