You’d never know what exists behind the humble original façade of this small 1906 craftsman house. The near-total remodel is a wonderful blend of vintage charm, comfort, and modern luxuries. Inside and out, the Midvale House captures well the trend to monetize one’s home within an updated modern floor plan, incorporating some of the best energy-saving technology, finishes, and design concepts, while maximizing the connections to the outdoor spaces.
The modern and colorful ADU daylight basement unit, which received the MBA's Best Basement Remodel and Best Green Remodel Awards at the 2016 REX Awards, was dug out to create an almost eight-foot ceiling height. A new foundation, earthquake retrofitting, and a state-of-the art sound attenuation system between the floors was added, along with many impressive energy-saving features. The more traditional upper unit is full of light and connection to the landscape with windows, windows, windows everywhere and no less than five doors connecting the unit to the upper-level deck, front porch, and private back garden. AND, there’s Rosie’s Roost, the chicken castle and focal point of the yard.