Diagonal transition from slate to bamboo.

Diagonal transition from slate to bamboo. 

Moldings, plaster, wood, color, and stain.

Moldings, plaster, wood, color, and stain. 

Complex joinery of stone, cabinetry, compound molding, and plaster. Built by Mickey Ostermann & Bill Urban.

Complex joinery of stone, cabinetry, compound molding, and plaster. Built by Mickey Ostermann & Bill Urban. 

Finish carpentry by Bill Urban, Berkeley whole house remodel/addition.

Finish carpentry by Bill Urban, Berkeley whole house remodel/addition. 

Restored cedar craftsman railing.  Designer Valorie Olson

Restored cedar craftsman railing. Designer Valorie Olson 

Ask us about this cornice, it is a great story. Cornice built by Mickey Ostermann.

Ask us about this cornice, it is a great story. Cornice built by Mickey Ostermann. 

Hinged table top gives access to to landscaping at the rear.

Hinged table top gives access to to landscaping at the rear. 

Using every last bit of available space under the stairs.

Using every last bit of available space under the stairs. 

Floating shelf detail, whole house remodel, Kensington.

Floating shelf detail, whole house remodel, Kensington. 

Flashing and waterproofing detail.

Flashing and waterproofing detail. 

Finish carpentry, Bill Urban.  Berkeley whole house remodel/addition.

Finish carpentry, Bill Urban. Berkeley whole house remodel/addition. 

Oakland, in-law unit, entry stairs and railing, Fabrication Bill Urban,  Design Dana Wedel  with Bill Urban for Spitzley Construction, Inc.

Oakland, in-law unit, entry stairs and railing, Fabrication Bill Urban, Design Dana Wedel with Bill Urban for Spitzley Construction, Inc. 

Detail

Our goal in any remodel, renovation, or addition is to make you feel that we were never there — that the house is as it was the day after it was built. Details are what allows us to do this.

Attention to detail integrates the new with the old so what you view is seamless.  It starts with the initial design and continues through all phases of the project from initial layout of demolition to the color of the last drop of paint.  Many details are hidden, but they are the foundation for what you see.  Matching,  coordinating and duplicating new surfaces,  materials, trim and colors to original ones create a harmonious and unified project.