From Metal Shop to Home
When Deborah Oropallo bought an old metal shop in West Berkeley, Calif., she planned on making it her art studio. Fourteen years later, the 800-square-foot space has been transformed into a family home for Deborah and her family.
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The first floor boasts a professional kitchen, combined living/dining area and incredible playroom. When they ran out of space, the couple decided to build up and take advantage of the home's 15-foot ceilings. The results are connected bedroom lofts for the children and their parents.
The open, handicap-accessible commercial bathroom has no glass doors for the shower enclosure and, in fact, no doors at all.
A striking 1928 Spanish-Mediterranean style home gets remodeled in preparation for sale.