An Architect Couple Open Up a Hilltop Home to Commanding Views

An Architect Couple Open Up a Hilltop Home to Commanding Views

By Deborah Bishop / Photos by Michael Schmidt
The Berkeley aerie captures dramatic views and casts an eye to the future.

Architect Cecily Young—with help from her architect husband John Ruble—spearheaded a down-to-the-bones renovation of a home set into steep terrain in Berkeley, California. Cecily added a rental apartment below the main level, with the idea that it could be home to a live-in caretaker as she and John get older. All three floors command a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay.

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