Levitch designs and builds this sleek, modern remodel of a compact Berkeley Kitchen in a Ratcliff-style home.

“Maurice Levitch and the entire team at Levitch Associates are the best. I am thankful that I found them. It can be daunting to find a group to do major work on your home – a group that can design and build to the highest standards. Until I did find them I hesitated to undertake the projects I knew my home needed because I didn’t feel comfortable with others I interviewed.

Maurice is an architect and has an architect’s eye. His vision enhances the architecture of a home while remaining in harmony with the existing structure. He and his team do excellent work and are responsive. For them the job is not done until every detail is right.

Levitch Associates have done three very different projects for me down through the years and they have always done a wonderful job. Here are brief descriptions:

1) Repairing decks built on the cantilevered joists which are an integral structural part of my home – three stories up.
2) Repairing the wall(s) of my carport and a lower deck after a freak accident. They were at my house almost immediately after I told them of the accident securing and shoring up my property.
3) Overseeing the upgrading my kitchen which was pure 1957 into a 21st century kitchen.

You can’t find a better group – you can be sure the work they do will be everything you could wish for.

C. E.



Modern Compact Kitchen
Modern Compact Kitchen
Modern Compact Kitchen

Completed Project

Modern Compact Kitchen
Modern Compact Kitchen to windows
Modern Compact Kitchen

Project Details

Location: Berkeley, CA

Year Built: 2015

To remodel this compact kitchen in a Ratcliff home, we update the U-shaped space with a modern interpretation. This project was for a returning client.

  • First, clean lines, a sleek modern aesthetic, and an all-white palette open up the kitchen creating a light, airy feel considering its modest footprint.
  • Then, windows and openings to the rest of the home expand the sense of space and provide views of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Finally, features include integrated Miele appliances, quartz countertops, LED cove lighting, and SieMatic cabinetry.

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Photography by Caroline Johnson