Eclectic touches and color in the Kitchen, Bathroom and new Master Suite modernize while maintaining the character of this Craftsman home.



“We hired Levitch Associates for a major remodel and are absolutely thrilled with the result. Working with Maurice and his team was a real pleasure; the process was challenging but rewarding, and every single person we interacted with was professional, thoughtful, dedicated, and kind.

Our project manager, Vuk Pavicevich, worked closely with us on every detail. We learned quickly that we could trust Vuk implicitly.

Our house is a 1908 Craftsman; [Levitch] worked carefully with us to retain the original character of the house while modernizing where it made sense. While our house is much bigger than it used to be…it really looks like it fits in the neighborhood, and we get compliments from passers-by all the time.

I highly recommend [Levitch] to anyone in the Bay Area who wants to work with a design/build firm dedicated to quality, craftsmanship, and beauty. Not only will you have a truly gorgeous, highly functional completed project, but you will also enjoy the satisfaction of getting to know a wonderful family and support a multi-generational family firm.

N. J.



Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up construction sign
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up new shingles
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up waterproofing
Berkeley Bungalow front before
Berkeley Bungalow historic front
Berkeley Bungalow old Kitchen
Berkeley Bungalow historic Dining Room

Completed Project

Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up Dining
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up Kitchen
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up new Bath
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up new Bedroom
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up new stairs
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up rear ext
Berkeley Bungalow Grows Up front ext

Project Details

Location: Berkeley, CA

Maintaining the Character

The owners wanted to improve the back of their home as it had too many small spaces for their needs. At the same time, they wanted to maintain their home’s character.

  • Levitch reworked ​the ​first story including opening up ​the ​enclosed front porch and remodeling the Kitchen, Nook, and Bathroom.
  • A Bedroom became a Family Room and new stairs.
  • Throughout the home, eclectic touches and colors fuse traditional and modern.


The two-story addition expanded the back of the home and created a Master Suite with two balconies above.

  • Large windows in the stairwell and skylights bring in lots of natural light. To help the addition blend in, Levitch matched roof pitches, windows, and siding at the upper story to the existing home.
  • The partial second-story addition and the way it’s massed are also sensitive to a neighborhood of mostly single-story homes.


Photography by Treve Johnson