Holley House
2700sf, 2012 AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential Design Merit Award, Berkeley CA
western red cedar, white oak, walnut, cast concrete, Fleetwood® windows, NanaWall® doors, Foscarini® Aplomb concrete pendants, custom aluminum and Ipe deck railing

This mid-century modern home renovation in the Berkeley Hills features enhanced indoor-outdoor living, updated finishes, a structural upgrade, increased energy efficiency, and enhanced daylight. A new landscape courtyard (previously a pool area) creates a wind sheltered space for entertaining and gardening. The original concrete masonry fireplace was restored, and the existing floating concrete hearth was rebuilt.

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The Owner splits residency between Italy and the U.S., and wanted a home that reflected true California living. NanaWall® doors allow seamless flow from inside to out, and railings are designed to be visually ‘quiet’. A restored wall of 17′ long old growth redwood panels anchors the design and creates a new heart for this 1950’s classic hillside home.

Architecture YamaMar Design David Yama, Robert Soo Hoo
contractor Eitan Spanier U-Unlimited
structural Tipping Engineers

landscape design Christine Reed
photography Bruce Damonte
staging and interior furnishings Alison Damonte Design