C-Through House by Klopf Architecture in Palo Alto, California

Project: C-Through House
Architects: Klopf Architecture
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
Year: 2022
Photographs by: Mariko Reed

C-Through House by Klopf Architecture

Conceived of as a C-shaped house with a small private courtyard and a large private rear yard, this new house maximizes the floor area available to build on this smaller Palo Alto lot. An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) integrated into the main structure gave a floor area bonus. For now, it will be used for visiting relatives. One challenge of this design was keeping a low profile and proportional design while still meeting the FEMA flood plain requirement that the finished floor start about 3′ above grade.

The new house has four bedrooms (including the attached ADU), a separate family room with a window seat, a music room, a prayer room, and a large living space that opens to the private small courtyard as well as a large covered patio at the rear. Mature trees around the perimeter of the lot were preserved, and new ones planted, for private indoor-outdoor living.

-Project description and images provided by Klopf Architecture


Tags: California, contemporary, deck, exterior, interior, Klopf Architecture, landscape, luxury, mid-century modern, modern, palo alto

Author: Fidan Jovanov


A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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