Claremont Hills Modern Home & Music Studio

A Masterpiece Of Sustainability & Design

Custom Berkeley New Home Construction

A Brief Overview

Building a dream home is an adventure; the Claremont Hills Residence is a testament to this journey. Nestled in the scenic backdrop of Berkeley, California, with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, this modern, energy-efficient home is the realization of Jon and Ina’s long-held dream. From the unique soundproof music studio to the luxurious comfort of a steam sauna and hot tub, every feature in this home has been meticulously crafted.

Project Key Features




Project Completion Date

The Homeowners

Meet Jon & Ina

Jon and Ina set out to build their dream home in Berkeley. This house would embody their ideal blend of comfort, quality, and sustainability. 

They envisioned a home rich in amenities that would suit their current lifestyle and stand as a lasting legacy for their family. Their goal was to create a space transcending the ordinary, ensuring every aspect was crafted to last for generations.

The Challenge

The home’s historic nature posed a unique challenge: blending its historic character with modern enhancements. The steep hillside location required meticulous planning and execution, including a significant foundation project. Managing these complexities while maintaining the fluidity of the design process was crucial to the success and timeline of this ambitious project.

The Project Team

Devon headshot

Devon Vought

Jorge Escobedo

Jorge Escobedo

Managing Director
Dean Pilling

Dean Pilling

Project Superintendent

The 3-Phase Process

Jon & Ina’s Dream Home Journey



Renderings & Materials

The design process was collaborative between the architects, Vought Construction, and Jon and Ina. Jorge visited specialty showrooms with Jon and Ina to choose tiles, counters, and flooring, ensuring every aspect of the home reflected their vision of a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing residence.

They opted for unique Fumed Eucalyptus Cabinets, elegant White-Washed Oak Floors, and opulent Zimbabwe Flamed and Brushed Granite, culminating in a stylish, warm interior. Adding to the home’s character is the Patinaed Steel Fireplace, a focal point that blends contemporary design with classic comfort.

Construction Plans
Entryway To The Custom Claremont Hills Home


The Construction Journey

The construction journey was marked by Jon’s active involvement, ensuring every detail aligned with their vision. We like to involve the clients and for them to feel like they are part of the process. 

We had a weekly meeting, calls, texts, and emails daily with progress updates, and a shared portal on Buildertrend to see the schedule. A superintendent was also there daily to answer any questions in person if Jon and Ina were around. The process involved adapting to design changes, pricing them, and implementing them efficiently.

Construction During The Claremont Hills Project
Construction During The Claremont Hills Project


Embracing Their New Home

The finished product is not just a house but a haven for Jon and Ina. The housewarming party, attended by the team, neighbors, and friends, celebrated this incredible journey. The homeowner’s detailed tour of the house, explaining every finish and the story behind each obstacle overcome, marked the beginning of many joyous gatherings in this beautiful space.

Housewarming Party After The Claremont Hills Project Completion
Lovely Kitchen With Custom Light Fixtures And A Kitchen Island

The Solution

Tailored Home Music Studio In Berkeley Custom Home

Soundproof Music Studio

The Claremont Hills Residence boasts a soundproof music studio, providing Jon with the ideal sanctuary for his musical pursuits. This space, acoustically optimized and aesthetically pleasing, is perfectly integrated into the home’s design.

Energy Efficient, Luxury Home In Berkeley, CA

Energy-Efficient Living

This home is a model of sustainable living. Its advanced 20 kWh solar array and 17 kWh battery backup, coupled with a high-efficiency heat pump system, ensure a minimal environmental footprint while providing modern comforts to its owners.

Beautiful Modern Deck With A View

A Gorgeous Deck With Stunning Views

The stunning deck is crafted from old-growth, custom-milled Clear Heart Redwood and Genuine Fijian Mahogany. This elegant outdoor space offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, making it perfect for serene mornings or spectacular evening gatherings.

Backyard Oasis At A New Custom Home Build

Resort-Style Living

Jon and Ina’s home epitomizes resort-style living with luxurious amenities like infrared exterior heaters, a steam sauna, and a hot tub. These features transform their backyard into a personal retreat, offering relaxation and comfort in the quality of a high-end resort.

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