Welcome to our gallery featuring the elegantly adapted 59th Street home by Baran Studio.
This uniquely styled home in Oakland, CA is the result a complete and utter transformation.
This project began with an existing Spanish style home that had been modified ad-hoc over the years.
These not-exactly-legal changes had piled up with little attention paid to the end results, so the project was daunting.
The design team set about making a total transformation, taking the existing conditions and capitalizing on what they saw as the best features of the house.
They first paid attention to the large, open back yard, taking the opportunity to connect the house itself to the outdoors. They also wanted to emphasize the architectural emphasis of the split level design.
The designers took direct inspiration and stylistic cues from the nearby industrial and warehouse elements, fusing them with a unique interpretation of the neighborhood’s prevailing residential style.
The resulting hybrid emerges relating to its immediate surrounding context, while standing proudly apart with its own distinct architectural personality.
The interior is flush with the high contrast of light walls and dark cabinetry, shaped to maximize the open flow between rooms in the relatively compact structure.
The exterior, as you’ll note, combines the rigid lines of industry with the warm elegance of natural wood and large windows that help connect the home to the landscape.
Here’s a close look at the beautiful split-level deck wrapping the rear of the home, creating an intimate transition from the indoors to the open back yard.
Popping around to the front of the home, we can see what a complete transformation the exterior has made from a traditional Spanish style home into a starkly modern structure with industrial touches.
The living room centers on a tile wrapped fireplace, with light walls and furniture juxtaposed against dark hardwood flooring. The modern styled sofa and club chairs complement the newly updated look of the exterior.
Moving back into the dining room, we see how the interior has been opened up into a more flowing floor plan. The glass and steel dining table is surrounded by contemporary chairs of natural wood and curved acrylic.
The completely refreshed kitchen is awash in dark wood cabinetry, matching the tone of the hardwood flooring throughout the home. Stainless steel appliances and a white marble backsplash add a dose of luxury.
This large opening, courtesy of a pair of glass French doors, allows the interior to truly mix with the outdoors, letting fresh air and light into the dining area. The dark shade of the deck transitions from hardwood flooring almost seamlessly.
The primary bedroom also features a set of glass French doors for easy and direct access to the deck and the outdoors. The simple white room is enlivened with a corner accent chair in the same white and natural wood style as the dining set.
This home office space, overlooking the street through a large central window, features a modern minimalist day bed and a sleek white topped writing desk over its dark hardwood flooring.
The bathroom features a simple white tile floor beneath a massive frameless mirror and a shower wrapped in subway tile. The vanity features a trough-style vessel sink.
The uniquely large design of the sink offers space to hang a small metal soap dish, offering a burst of sleek contrast to the setting.
The second bathroom enjoys a more traditional setup, with a pedestal sink beneath a small round mirror. However, a unique inspirational shower curtain offers a unique touch.
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