This extensive remodel involves lifting the home for an addition to create new or larger Bedrooms, Bathroom, and a skylit Kitchen in the home.



Upslope in the Air stair before
Upslope in the Air on cribbing
Upslope in the Air Kitchen before

Completed Project

Upslope in the Air stair after
Upslope in the Air Kitchen after
Upslope in the Air Bedroom

Project Details

Location: Berkeley, CA

This residence on a sloping site was in need of a foundation replacement. It was also ready for various other renovations including developing the lowest floor, a Kitchen expansion, and a Bedroom addition.

  • By slightly lifting the residence in combination with some excavating, we add two Bedrooms and a Bathroom to the lower floor.
  • We expand the Kitchen to the rear at grade where we were able to add skylights as the space extends beyond the floor above.
  • We create a new Bedroom at the rear top floor level by combining an addition with changes to the existing floor plan.