When entering 1030 E 20th Street it becomes clear that this home is greater than the sum of its parts. The right-brain child of a dynamic partnership between the owners - one an Architect, the other a natural visionary of harmonious space. Meticulously designed but more than a concept, it was conceived, born, and has evolved into this livable, usable, and practical home for its creators. Every room has been reimagined, every resource honored.
The sense of place is clear in this honey-hued home. Open-concept living, dining, and kitchen flow easily while providing private nooks to work and play. The large bedroom offers vaulted ceilings, customized closets and sliding glass doors to the exterior. Over the course of the home's transformation, the front bedroom has been reconfigured to expand the public space. The bathroom, segmented into three distinct spaces is thoughtfully laid out with double sinks and plenty of counter space. The oversized Celedon-tiled shower doubles as a steam room and exits onto the private, outdoor, cooldown deck.
The kitchen with concrete counters and open-shelving transitions to the back yard with a large deck surrounded by a parapet stucco wall creating a sense of privacy while allowing for vistas over the trees in neighboring yards. Level-in to the deck is the laundry and utility cottage with space for storage. Wide, comfortable stairs lead to the cool, brick adorned driveway, made private by a custom double gate. An electric car charger is artfully tucked away for convenient access.
Green building practices throughout the home include sheep's wool insulation in the vaulted ceilings, walls, and floor, radiant heating which significantly improves indoor air quality and the re-use and re-purposing of the home's original materials.
Conveniently located in Oakland's Clinton Neighborhood, this very special home is awaiting its next stewards who will no doubt continue to create within its walls.