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Early Eichler Expansion

Early Eichler Expansion

Klopf Architecture
Palo Alto, United States
Private Houses
Photography by Mariko Reed.

Borrow the Language of a Later Eichler and Make it More Eichler.

Klopf Architecture as Architects

The intention of this addition / remodel was to create an open, light-filled, large great room space from a 3/1 house into a 3/2 and by adding a bathroom to create a master suite where before this family of four was crowded into a small living room.

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 and make this prototype Eichler more "Eichler" than it was. Klopf Architecture 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, Jeffrey Prose, Angela Todorova Contractor: William Lowe Construction

Photography ©2013 Mariko Reed.

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Folding Glass Walls: SL82NanaWall
Product Spec Sheet
Folding Glass Walls: SL82
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