West Coast Style
Style: Mid Century Built: 1951
By the early 1950s, Americans were ready for change. This optimism was translated into home design featuring relaxed, informal spaces that allowed for fluid movement between rooms and easy proximity to the outdoors…a true “West Coast” lifestyle. This spacious home built in 1951 is situated on a prominence in Berkeley, California and exemplifies this way of living. In neglect and in desperate need of updating, this home has been transformed in Bee Renovated fashion from its former distressed condition to a state of the art home that preserves the style and approach of its original design.
To begin, walls that were recently added that disrupted the original design have been removed to restore the flow of living. Random plank hardwood floors have been restored and new white oak floors have been added to all previously carpeted rooms. The massive Master Suite, with original post and beam ceilings, has been transformed to feature a private spacious bath, walk-in closet, dressing area, private deck and separate private office.
The large eat-in kitchen has been reconfigured and features beautiful solid wood cabinetry, stainless pro-style appliances and solid quartz counter tops. A new room adjacent to the kitchen has been created to provide a quite special space perfect for winding down after work, reading, watching television or homework time. The substantial fireplace positioned in the center of the home has been updated to complement the generous living area and formal dining room now bathed in Bee Renovated’s soft modern color palette.
To further enhance this homes indoor-outdoor union, exciting outdoor living spaces have been created featuring a sizable deck suitable for dining or relaxing, a large entertainment area with fireplace, BBQ and large grass area for fun and play.
This impressive home features some of the past’s best design elements coupled with Bee Renovated’s eye for detail, style and superb craftsmanship…a timeless blueprint for modern living that is as relevant today as it was in the past.