Rockridge Open Kitchen/Dining

Oakland, CA


Separate Kitchen and Dining rooms become one open, airy space melding natural wood tones and neutral cabinet colors in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood.


Completed Project

Rockridge Open view to new doors
Rockridge Open Plan Foyer to Kitchen Dining
Rockridge Open Plan Kitchen island to Dining
Rockridge Open Plan Kitchen Dining Nook
Rockridge Open Plan stained glass at laundry
Rockridge Open Plan Living to Dining

Project Details

Location: Oakland, CA

The Owners wished to open up the flow of the rooms between the Kitchen and the Dining Room. The New Nook adds an intimate area for food to be eaten and the refreshed Dining Room now has access to the Backyard.

  • Before, a peninsula and the fridge separated the Nook visually from the rest of the Kitchen. Now with a new Nook bench and table and an island instead of the previous wall between the Kitchen and Dining Room, the Kitchen is open to both areas.
  • What had been a window at the Dining Room became doors opening to the existing deck and outdoor area.
  • We changed access to the Laundry room, now opening to a different side of the Kitchen.
  • Levitch fabricated and installed a custom sliding barn door that replaced swinging doors between the Dining Room and Foyer.
  • We created a temporary Kitchen and Laundry area at the Living Room for the Owners to use during construction.


Photography by Treve Johnson