Open plan entertaining and living spaces featuring Bay views, Modern Kitchen, Living, Dining, and Bathroom remodels.

“First and foremost, Maurice, Jeff, and everyone at Levitch are just nice people. It was a pleasure to work with them from the beginning of design, down to the end of construction when all the little details had to be taken care of. We hired Levitch hoping the design to construction transition would be seamless, and it truly was. Maurice is a talented architect who also knows everything about construction, which can be a rarity! He transformed our living/kitchen/dining areas into one open space, maximized our kitchen counter/cabinet space in creative ways, and reconfigured our bathrooms to be more spacious and efficient. I’m very detail-oriented, and my endless questions were never too much for anyone on the Levitch team!

Our primary residence is actually in another state, and … we trusted them to take care of our house when we were not there, and they treated the space like it was their own.

Our project took a little longer than expected, but that was partially because I took my time on some decisions, and we did not pressure them at all given that this was not our primary residence… Levitch does…things the right way and doesn’t cut corners, and they do it with a smile on their faces. Everyone we worked with at Levitch, including their subcontractors, were genuinely nice people who did great work too. We definitely recommend Levitch, and would happily use them again if we ever needed to.



Berkeley Open Plan Living
Berkeley Open Plan Living
Berkeley Open Plan Living
Berkeley Open Plan Living

Completed Project

Berkeley Open Plan Living Kitchen to Dining
Berkeley Open Plan Living Kitchen
Berkeley Open Plan Living Living-Dining-Kitchen
Berkeley Open Plan Living Living Room windows
Berkeley Open Plan Living Living Room
Berkeley Open Plan Living stair
Berkeley Open Plan Living Bath
Berkeley Open Plan Living Bedroom

Project Details

Location: Berkeley, CA

Year Built: 2016

The Owners, UC Berkeley alumni who live out of the area, purchased the home as a weekend getaway for Cal games. They wanted to remodel the home to suit their needs and tastes, by opening the floor plan for entertaining and taking advantage of Bay views.

  • Levitch enlarged and remodeled the Kitchen including relocating an awkwardly placed refrigerator and opening the Kitchen, Dining, and Living Rooms to each other.
  • A gray and white palette is the perfect foil to commemorate Cal’s team colors.
  • The remodels of the two Bathrooms complement the home’s cool and refreshing tones.
  • By adding a new washer/dryer, the home’s floor plan became more open.
  • Replacing some of the vinyl windows with ones that are more appropriate to the style of the home creates a cohesive flow throughout the space.
  • We collaborate with the tenant in the lower unit to be conscious of his needs while doing construction on this upper unit the Owners use.
  • The Bedroom was finished with complementary tones to match the rest of the home’s upgrades.


Photography by Treve Johnson