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Compact Craftsman Addition A hillside Craftsman on a small lot gets an efficient addition in Berkeley, California


  • Multi-purpose addition with small footprint.
  • Office, full bath and sleeping loft over garage.
  • Craftsman style interior.
  • Minimal disruption to existing house.

A small lot with tight setbacks required the addition to this Berkeley hillside Craftsman to make efficient use of very limited space. To accommodate the needs of a growing family, a home office doubles as a guest room with a sleeping loft over a compact bath. The clients, accustomed to the compact accommodations on sailboats, embraced the creative use of space that allowed their functional requirements to be met by adding vertically over a single car garage. The addition’s discrete location allowed it to be built with minimal disruption to the existing house.