Klopf Architecture specializes in residential design that speaks of craft, warmth and modernity. The firm designs Green and Net-Zero Energy modern homes, and is also known for its respectful designs for Eichler and other Mid-Century Modern homes.
The goal of this addition / remodel was to create an open, light-filled, large great room space for a family of four where before everyone was crowded into a small living room, and to turn a 3/1 house into a 3/2 by adding a bathroom to create a master suite.
The original post-and-beam approach didn't align well, typical of a handful of original Eichlers from 1949. The design solution was to borrow the language of the later Eichler homes go make this prototype Eichler more "Eichler" than it was. We added floor-to-ceiling glass, aligned beams from room to room for better flow and opened up the space to the rear yard / pool area.
Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, Mason St. Peter
Contractor: Flegels Construction
Photography by Mariko Reed.