Klopf Architecture is known for their reverence for famed Eichler homes, and they've helped one couple transform their cramped quarters into an open and inviting space. The team was able to give the space more modern flow, while still retaining its vintage appeal.
It was important to both the owners and the Klopf team to honor the original Eichler design, but to also bring the space into the 21st century. Much of the original mahogany paneling were preserved, as the owners had special relationships to the textile’s origins. White and gray accents let the wooden features shine as homages to the home’s history, including the specially built mahogany cabinetry which unites the kitchen and living room areas.
The old chimney flue was revitalized as a television nook and the tiny galley kitchen was opened up to create an inviting gathering place, creating a more modern vibe. The master bedroom was also expanded to engulf two small rooms, allowing the owners to transform the larger suite to include an open closet and dressing area. The laundry appliances were also given a more spacious spot, eliminating an unsightly mechanical room.
The home’s courtyard could very well be the owners’ pride and joy, and it retained much of its original glory. Zinc wall panels were added as a surprise to the owners, seamlessly transitioning from outside to in and accenting the large glass features beautifully. The modern, minimalist approach somehow works very well with the midcentury history of the space, creating a home that is both comfortable and timeless.
Images via Mariko Reed