Birnbaum Cottage


Behind a single family house in Albany, California


Cottage for senior citizen.

Design Approach

Capture patio as "outdoor room", use over-sized doors and windows to increase spaciousness, use ceiling height to increase volume of space and contrast between rooms.


2003 Chrysalis Award for Best Detached Outbuilding


Real Estate & Home, supplement to The Berkeley Voice, The Journal, The Montclarion and The Piedmonter, Friday April 25th, 2003

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3032 Magnolia Street, Oakland, CA 94608

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