Same Bones, New Materials—A Double Gable Eichler Gets a Dashing Update
For John Klopf of Klopf Architecture, these homes offer an exciting challenge. He explains, "The architects that Eichler worked with were some of California’s greatest masters—so you’re starting off with a great house already. It’s either tear it down and lose a piece of history, or reinvigorate it and bring it to the 21st century. I choose the latter."
That’s exactly what him and his team did for this double gable Eichler home located in Mountain View, California. Along with Outer Space Landscape Architecture, Sezen & Moon Structural Engineering, and Flegel's Construction Co., a 1960s four-bedroom, two-bathroom house that was in need of some dire repairs is now refreshed—but with its original characteristic bones still intact.
The couple that lives in the home first came to Klopf Architecture because of their extensive experience with renovating other Eichlers. They had even remodeled another similar home in the same neighborhood, which is filled with Eichlers to this day. Along with maximizing the potential for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that the house was originally set up for, they implemented new materials and created a more open layout while preserving the original character and focusing on functionality.
Klopf told us how they kept the same materials consistent throughout the home, both inside and out. They ensured that the final result of the 1,953-square-foot home would provide a unified experience for the couple.
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