Grand Stair & Attic

Alameda, CA

The original grand stairway of this large Colonial Revival had been removed, and the layout chopped up, when the home was converted to 3 units in World War II. We reconfigured the layout to create an ample 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with large well-proportioned rooms, plenty of light everywhere, an attic converted to a family room with window seat at the original attic dormer, and a new grand staircase.

Working with Alexandra has been a pleasure.  In 2012, we first met Alexandra when redesigning our home's front yard, porch and entryway.  She easily transformed our vision into a reality that was within our budget and complemented the original design of our 1899 home.  Our experience was so positive that we turned to Alexandra again when we decided to take on a much larger project that includes recreating a grand stairway, renovating the interior, and finishing the attic space.  Alexandra and her team have listened to our family's needs and once again produced creative and gorgeous drawings.  She also is quite adept at working patiently yet effectively with the Planning Department.  We highly recommend Alexandra!

- Client