DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler

DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler

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Over the last three years, a couple restored their midcentury home almost entirely with their own hands.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Chair, and Coffee Tables. Originally designed by the architectural dream team of A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons, this Eichler sports a new kitchen. One highlight is the island, which the design team crafted in the owners' own backyard. It's outfitted with bespoke walnut cabinetry by Semihandmade for IKEA.  Photo  of DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler View Photos

Built by Joseph Eichler, the home was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons. While bringing the home back to its former glory, the family with two children also made some modern updates. Karen Nepacena and John Shum upgraded the kitchen with an island, which was built in the couple’s backyard, with custom Walnut cabinetry by Semihandmade Doors from IKEA around it.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Chair. A Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp by George Nelson hangs over the dining table with Eames Molded Plastic armchairs to compliment the surrounding set of chairs. Photo  of DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler View Photos

A Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp by George Nelson hangs over the dining table with Eames Molded Plastic armchairs to compliment the surrounding set of chairs.

Modern home with Exterior, Mid-Century Building Type, and House Building Type. Glass walls divide up the spaces throughout the home. Photo  of DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler View Photos

Glass walls divide up the spaces throughout the home.

Modern home with Exterior and House Building Type. Built by Joseph Eichler, the home was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons. While bringing the home back to its former glory, the family with two children also made some modern updates. Materials original to classic Eichler homes such as interior wood paneling, aluminum sliding doors, glass walls, and VCT flooring were restored, and other original spaces like an open atrium were maintained. Photo  of DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler View Photos

Materials original to classic Eichler homes such as interior wood paneling, aluminum sliding doors, glass walls, and VCT flooring were restored.

Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, and Two Piece Toilet. The renovated bathroom features tiles from Heath Ceramics. Photo  of DIY All-Stars! A Family Rolls Up Their Sleeves and Restores an Eichler View Photos

The renovated bathroom features tiles from Heath Ceramics.