Kellogg Concepts provided full scope architectural services for a major addition and remodel of the client’s craftsman home, built in 1909, at 142 Ricardo Ave.   Services included exploration of several design options for a complete kitchen remodel and addition of a 400 sf family room to the lower level of the house.

Dong_FrontElevationThe style of the existing house is a 2 story craftsman with steep gable slope roof and large overhanging eaves supported by decorative outriggers and fascias, and exposed rafters.  Facade finishes include dark painted cedar shingles, window bays with double hung craftsman divided light windows.

The kitchen remodel includes expanding view and connection to the rear yard deck with the addition of a breakfast alcove and open office area.  The new alcove-open office is structured with a new low slope shed roof integrated into the existing gable roof, with detailing that reflects the style of the original craftsman house.




The connection from the kitchen to the rear yard is also enhanced a new multi-level redwood deck and custom trellis, designed to support an existing  mature Wisteria,  which adjoins the new kitchen breakfast alcove.


The lower level family room includes a new custom millwork stairway connecting the upper and lower levels, built-in media center cabinets, and supporting half-bath and storage.

Kellogg Concepts was able to obtain Design Review approval for the new work and Variances for side yard setback and exception to FAR regulations to accommodate the new lower level family room.

The project has now been completed, and more information about the design is posted under the Architecture tab.

Jim Kellogg

Principal,  Kellogg Concepts.