Levitch reworks the interior to provide more light, a new connection to the outdoors, and a new dining nook in the Kitchen.


Completed Project

Untangling the Past Kitchen
Untangling the Past Kitchen from Nook
Untangling the Past New Nook
Untangling the Past Bathroom

Project Details

Location: Berkeley, CA

This well-used Kitchen had previously been remodeled and was in need of an update. Levitch got creative with untangling the past.


  • The Bathroom on the first floor was close by to the Kitchen. It occupied a vital connection space to the exterior at the southern wall.
  • By relocating the Bathroom and eliminating a duplicate Basement staircase, we bring southern light into the Kitchen. The newfound light makes the new Nook area warm and comforting.


  • The project also includes a new Deck outside of the Nook, new sliding doors from the Dining Room to the Deck, and the remodel of three Bathrooms.
  • A key requirement was to allow part-time access through the Kitchen to a rental unit used by family, friends, or tenants – but also to maintain a good sound barrier. After our acoustical consultant made a few suggestions, our modifications resulted in a happy client.