Berkeley Hills Home Wins Met Home of the Year

Berkeley Hills Home Wins Met Home of the Year

Susie Nadler
Mar 2, 2009
Over at Metropolitan Home, they really know how to drum up a little suspense. For days they've been posting the finalists in their Met Home of the Year contest, keeping us in the dark about the grand prize winner. Two Bay Area homes have already been featured, and it turns out the winner also comes from our neck of the woods. (Drum roll please...) Karman Ng, a designer himself by trade, lives with his wife and daughter in a Berkeley Hills house that's swanky enough for a spread in a glossy but still designed with family life in mind. Learn more about the winning design after the jump...


1 Living room. That gigantic sandstone hearth really makes an impact. And the chocolate brown mohair chairs are so sumptuous.

2 Exterior. Evidently the cliffside location presented some design challenges (boo hoo), requiring a multi-level plan with small rooms.

3 Entryway. More warm orangey-gold tones are an inviting first look at the home for guests.

4 Breakfast nook. What a view! And the banquette cleverly conceals some storage space.

5 Kitchen. We aren't generally partial to granite countertops, but the brownish-red tones in this one are nice.


6 Powder room. Super-sleek... reminds us almost of a bathroom in a nice restaurant. Love the pendant light, though.

7 Master bedroom. That long, lean window above the bed is a lovely touch. We like the way it delineates the sleeping area.

8 Daughter's bedroom. Ultra-girly and stylish. That mini Bertoia chair is so cute. Some of the furnishings are from Rachel Ashwell for Target, too.

9 Home theater/guest room. Theater-style seating unfolds into a sleeper. There's a full bath attached as well for guests.

10 Outdoor living room. This courtyard space, with a retractable cloth roof, is attached to the main living room by a set of double French doors.

Read the whole story, and see all the Met Home finalists, on PointClickHome.

Photos: Jason Predock

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