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Second-story dormer brightens stairwell and new master bedroom.

Adding a master suite atop this cottage netted a bonus. The new stairwell also serves as a light well.

Borrowing space from a downstairs bedroom, Berkeley architect Henry Siegel positioned the stairs in the center of the house. He raised a section of the roof, creating a dormer window and a lofty two-story interior space.

From the street, the new dormer blends with the character of the house and neighborhood. But Siegel also put a discreet skylight in the rear of the dormer's roof The skylight and clerestory windows flood the stairwell with light, which spills into downstairs rooms and the upper suite through interior windows.
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