A Seat by the Window
Built in Oakland the year of the San Francisco Earthquake, this Oakland home came to a new owner with its shares of issues — termite problems, settled foundations and original wood windows replaced with aluminum.
But this homeowner was determined to fix the problems and restore the architecture to its original charm. He took care of the insect damage, repaired the roof and made his mark as a true Californian by installing solar panels.
The basic structure of the house was solid, if a bit off-square, so one of the owner’s first priorities was the restoration of the home’s windows to their original all-wood craftsmanship. He wanted to create a window seat nook that would bring back the decorative divided-lites and create a focus for the living room that would also elevate the houses street appearance and curb appeal.
The owner couldn’t be happier with the “amazing” result.
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|Diamond in the Rough|
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