Side Saddle

Berkeley, CA


This project included adding a dormer for a new walk-in closet and extending an upper roof line for a horizontal addition over the existing First Floor, creating needed space to expand the Bedroom. An Administrative Use Permit was required as a result of adding space over 14′ in height above grade.

  • We filled the ceiling cavity with spray foam insulation to allow for a non-vented cathedral ceiling assembly.
  • A new custom French door and steel balcony create an inviting outdoor space.
  • We added skylights and replaced the front windows in the front Home Office space.
  • We also added two gas-fired fireplace inserts in the existing masonry fireboxes in part to allow for the extended roof line, and also for increased energy efficiency and warmth.