The refreshing pool outside along with the expansive deck in white-painted concrete offer a private getaway that seems like the perfect party zone in the warmer months ahead. Elegant exclusive and spacious the expansion project turns the old single-story structure into an exciting and luxurious contemporary home!
The Eleanor Smith cottage is listed on the Berkeley Historic Landmarks page. Built in 1927 it still stands but the house it was associated with did not survive to the present day. This sweet cottage is located close to Chez Panisse Alice Waters’ famous restaurant that championed local organic food in the 1970s—though this cottage is much older.
Nestled in a gorgeous greenery-filled neighborhood of the city is the lovely which reflects the laid-back yet comfy community with style and understated class. Designed by Krista Watterworth Design Studio the single-family residence has an unmistakable air of calming cheerfulness.
A fluid interaction between the interior and the rooftop garden defines the which is undoubtedly the showstopper of this transformed loft. Bringing in ample natural light and giving the interior a cheerful ambiance the glassy feature leads to a 150-square-foot retractable skylight that paves the way to the rooftop garden!
Fast-forward to the present day when San Francisco and the Bay Area have become an incredibly hot real estate market. Rents are high and home prices are even higher. California has notoriously restrictive building codes but history matters too—if you have a cottage no matter how dilapidated in your backyard you can fix it up (with permits of course) and it can become a rental property or extra space for whoever’s living in the main house. There are plenty of these cottages in Berkeley backyards and each has their own personality and style.