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Budget Breakdown: A Former Berkeley Commune Is Surgically Renovated for $944K2/18

The seismic work was extensive, and it took a precise approach to maintain the architectural character of the home. "We put in very thin, sheer walls at the front of the house," explain architects Christopher Linvill and Mike Pond. "This was the most surgical gravity load structural reframing we’ve done—because most houses aren’t so badly built."