Solar Mid-Century

A family of four had outgrown their modest mid-century modern home in El Cerrito, CA, needing a dining room, a second bathroom and a study / guest room. They also needed more elbow room and daylight, which the original living area lacked, and the 642 sq.ft. addition was designed to provide plenty of both.

The new dining room connects to the garden with large patio doors, and plenty of daylight washes down from the upstairs study and a clerestory window box along the living room expansion. The home was also put on track to become a net-zero energy home by way of a roof top solar system in combination with a multi-zone heat pump. A gray water system diverts shower water for irrigation. The construction was completed in less than six months by Berkeley Craftsmen.