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Chabolyn Terrace, Oakland

Homey Haven-Rockridge Kitchen

Home is where the heart is! This enchanted kitchen is truly the center of this home. The beautiful Heath ceramic tile was a gift from the client’s beloved grandmother, who had always had Heath tile in her long-time home and wanted her granddaughter to have something to make her elegant space special. These clients were beautiful human beings and touched me with the sentiment that they were not only looking for a contractor, but someone who could become a trusted friend.

We blew out the original small, compartmentalized spaces of the existing kitchen, dining nook, mud room, and hallway, to create a large breathtaking kitchen with uninterrupted lines of sight.

Throughout this project we uncovered many issues of a 97-year-old home with history. Water had worked itself in at some point and started dissolving the back wall so we had to strip more stucco than we originally planned to repair the damage the water intrusion had caused over the years.

The finished result is a home that will continue to stand the test of time. Features of this kitchen include the large oversized back door, new large windows, semi-custom cabinetry, a large workspace in the center, two ovens for commercial grade cooking in the comfort of the home, with a mini bar beverage station for every coffee lover’s or bartenders’ delight!

I had a great time building this space with the design excellence of Sogno Design Group.

Location: Rockridge, CA
Architect: Sogno Design Group
Cabinetry: Precision Cabinets
Kitchen Photos: Mo Saito
Photo Styling: Jason Jackson

Special thanks to our team: Kathy Rogers and Lin Huang of Sogno Design Group, Old Town Electrical; Greg Rossi Tile; Albini Hardwood Floors, Inc.; Gutierrez Painting, Co.; Marble European Style, Inc.; Travalini, Inc.; Patriot Mechanical, Inc.; Berkeley Glass; Armando Plastering; Plumbing Pro; Truitt & White Windows, and Doors; Sontag Construction, Inc.; McHale’s Environmental Insulation, Inc.; All Weather Roofing.; Paradigm Concrete & Construction, Inc.