Hillside Mediterranean – Whole House Remodel & Lower Level Addition

COOPER Design Builders worked with the homeowners through two distinct phases transforming a cramped rustic Mediterranean-style house into an intelligent, comfortable home for the family of five.

The first phase focused on converting the existing crawlspace into a sunny lower level. Space limitations, instead of being a liability, were actually a creative springboard. Every inch of this 607 ft² addition was planned to maximize function and storage: a craft room, play room, custom Murphy bed, kitchenette, laundry, and full bathroom were realized in such a small footprint!

We were entrusted with a second remodel that prioritized reconfiguring the middle level of their home containing the bedrooms and baths plus remodeling the cramped, outdated kitchen on the main level. We created a new floor plan with minor bump-out additions mirrored on both levels allowing us to both expand the kitchen above and create a sorely needed third bedroom below.

The professional-grade kitchen is a marvel containing custom, functional alder cabinetry at every turn – so much cabinetry in fact, that we were able to remove a walk-in pantry and still gain storage! That allowed the kitchen to open graciously to the living room while replacing a peninsula eat-in bar with a new, large separate island created a comfortable circular flow for guests, kids, and the serious home cooks!


Photographs by Aralani Photography

Enoch & Roya

“We have entrusted our two major remodeling projects to COOPER Design Builders.  It is easy to be happy with your contractor when everything goes right – it’s another to still be able to say that after everything that occurs with a large project like ours! The friendliness, patience, and professionalism of the COOPER team when addressing our concerns, anxieties, and priorities makes it easy to recommend them to anyone who is looking to re-imagine and remodel their home.”

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