This project tucked behind an existing 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home on a downsloping lot in Albany creates new and better access to the sunny back and side yards, a large private master suite, and a new roof deck above the addition. A well-lit stairwell brings natural light into the kitchen and den below, and the space under the new stairway is cleverly utilized for storage. The roof deck is finished in durable ipe decking, and natural cedar railings. The master bath has a soaking tub, shower and double vanity for a truly functional yet luxe space.