Project: Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
Architects: Klopf Architecture
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
Photographs by: Mariko Reed
Palo Alto Eicher Remodel by Klopf Architecture
When you see a project by Klopf Architecture, you can be certain of two things. Firstly, it will be a remodel of an Eichler home and secondly, it will be absolutely magnificent. That’s the conclusion that we’ve come to after seeing many of their stunning projects such as the Burlingame Eichler Remodel and Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel, both in California. And even though they’ve got some new builds such as the Los Altos New Residence, we have received details about another Eichler remodel – the Palo Alto Eichler Remodel project.
The studio has completely remodeled a dark Eichler house in the heart of Silicon Valley, bringing it to a modern standard of a functional family home.
Klopf Architecture completely remodeled this once dark Eichler house in Palo Alto creating a more open, bright and functional family home. The reconfigured great room with new full height windows and sliding glass doors blends the indoors with the newly landscaped patio and seating areas outside. The former galley kitchen was relocated and was opened up to have clear sight lines through the great room and out to the patios and yard, including a large island and a beautiful walnut bar countertop with seating. An integrated small front addition was added allowing for a more spacious master bath and hall bath layouts. With the removal of the old brick fireplace, larger sliding glass doors and multiple skylights now flood the home with natural light.
The goals were to work within the Eichler style while creating a more open, indoor-outdoor flow and functional spaces, as well as a more efficient building envelope including a well insulated roof, providing solutions that many Eichler homeowners appreciate. The original entryway lacked unique details; the clients desired a more gracious front approach. The historic Eichler color palette was used to create a modern updated front facade.
Durable grey porcelain floor tiles unify the entire home, creating a continuous flow. They, along with white walls, provide a backdrop for the unique elements and materials to stand on their own, such as the brightly colored mosaic tiles, the walnut bar and furniture, and stained ceiling boards. A secondary living space was extended out to the patio with the addition of a bench and additional seating.
This Single family Eichler 4 bedroom 2 bath remodel is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
-Project description and images provided by Klopf Architecture