Style: Mid Century Built: 1950
Built by its owner architect, this classic mid century home has been untouched since its completion in 1950. Located on the border of Kensington and El Cerrito, this view home exudes all that is iconic and classic in mid century architecture: clean lines, walls of glass, abundant natural light and seamless flow of indoor/outdoor living. In Bee Renovated fashion, this handsome home has been reinvented and restored for today's busy lifestyle without compromising the style and appeal that make homes of this era so desirable.
To begin, the previously isolated kitchen has been opened to the living room creating an "open concept" design to maximize space and share the fantastic Bay views. Next, this spacious kitchen was reconfigured to feature a gracious peninsula able to seat four, professional style stainless appliances, stone counters and new solid wood cabinetry. The addition of 2 full light French doors now allows greater flow and access from the kitchen to the gorgeous backyard and entertaining patio.
The original open beamed tongue and groove ceilings in the living room and formal dining room have been enhanced and outfitted with custom lighting. The home is now bathed in a modern neutral palate and beautiful hardwood floors refinished and stained in our signature "limed espresso" finish. In addition, an original Mahogany paneled wall in the master bedroom has been restored to once again offer a rich and beautifully unexpected design extra.
For convenience, a laundry was added to the main level of the home and the bathrooms have been reconfigured to maximize space and feature double sinks, custom tile, and fantastic fixtures. The bonus room, located on its own level of the home, has been remodeled to offer valuable additional space needed for business, retreat, or creative endeavors.
A new high-efficiency furnace, new roof, earthquake retrofit, compliant sewer lateral and new copper plumbing are but a few of the additional upgrades this handsome home has received.
This very special mid-century home offers some of Bee Renovated's premium standards including handsome design, superior craftsmanship and relaxed sophistication.