Cameron Hills Residence, Fremont - Addition and Remodel

The Program: The client would like to remodel their existing 3-bedroom house to 5 bedrooms with a much larger family and kitchen area. They were not thrilled with the existing house's curb appeal and boring front facade.

The Solution: After carefully studied the neighborhood and the client's preferences, we provided a new ranch house with an enhanced entrance feature using a tall gable front porch and dutch gable roof. We installed new stone base with new cement plaster above to add details to the existing flat and empty facade.

Budget: Mid

To create a larger family room and kitchen, we relocated the kitchen from the front of the house to the back, and extended the family room by 12 feet. The new family room has a 11-foot high ceiling and entirely open to the kitchen, so the kitchen has a direct view to the backyard and connects with family room activities.

The existing kitchen was tiny and facing the front. It was moved to the back facing the living room and backyard. It is also next to the new dining room where the existing kitchen is located.

The existing living room was separated from the kitchen and dining room, with outdated finishes. The proposed living room has been opened up to connect directly to the dining room, and with direct sightline to the kitchen.




Birdland Residence, Santa Clara - Kitchen Remodel

The Program: The existing house has a separated dining room, kitchen and living room. The client would like to combine them into one open space. He also wants to provide a new skylight above the kitchen, but existing roof truss system is limiting skylight openings.

The Solution: We provided an open space, and re-design the office and laundry layout to be more user-friendly. We purposely exposed the truss system by refinishing it and incorporated into the skylight light well.

Budget: High