The home's sloping roofline guides the eye towards the outdoor living area. In the living room, occupants can relax in the Eames lounge.
The home's sloping roofline guides the eye towards the outdoor living area. In the living room, occupants can relax in the Eames lounge.
From the street, the home bears many of the hallmarks of an Eichler home. Its low roofline is in large part supported by glass walls. Clear cedar siding provides additional warmth. The exterior tiles used around the house are actually custom poured concrete from RJ & Associates Landscape Specialists.
From the street, the home bears many of the hallmarks of an Eichler home. Its low roofline is in large part supported by glass walls. Clear cedar siding provides additional warmth. The exterior tiles used around the house are actually custom poured concrete from RJ & Associates Landscape Specialists.
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction joined forces to refurbish this Palo Alto Eichler. Standout features include a fully opening glass wall, an outdoor living area with a kitchen and fire pit, and furniture by Kayu and Primary Pouf.
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction joined forces to refurbish this Palo Alto Eichler. Standout features include a fully opening glass wall, an outdoor living area with a kitchen and fire pit, and furniture by Kayu and Primary Pouf.
A house in Greenmeadow, a Joseph Eichler development in Palo Alto.
A house in Greenmeadow, a Joseph Eichler development in Palo Alto.
The red- and orange-painted cabinets are meant to reflect sunlight and represent the heart of the home. The glass-fronted cabinets in the kitchen are by Henrybuilt, and the clear containers with dry goods are from the Container Store.
The red- and orange-painted cabinets are meant to reflect sunlight and represent the heart of the home. The glass-fronted cabinets in the kitchen are by Henrybuilt, and the clear containers with dry goods are from the Container Store.
In their bedroom, Anya and Yash hang out in the boat-shaped swing by Haba that their aunt brought them from Germany (it’s not currently available in the United States). A Rapson Rapid Rocker by Rapson-Inc. sits next to the window.
In their bedroom, Anya and Yash hang out in the boat-shaped swing by Haba that their aunt brought them from Germany (it’s not currently available in the United States). A Rapson Rapid Rocker by Rapson-Inc. sits next to the window.
The floors are covered in two-foot square Nextra Piombo tiles by Monocibec. A U-Turn chair designed by Niels Bendtsen echoes the crisp, sculptural qualities of the interior spaces.
The floors are covered in two-foot square Nextra Piombo tiles by Monocibec. A U-Turn chair designed by Niels Bendtsen echoes the crisp, sculptural qualities of the interior spaces.
Spencer Greene and his daughter, Anya, go for a dip in their Palo Alto, California, home. The three-inch-thick acrylic pool window allows the parents to monitor their children’s swims from the LC4 chaise longue.
Spencer Greene and his daughter, Anya, go for a dip in their Palo Alto, California, home. The three-inch-thick acrylic pool window allows the parents to monitor their children’s swims from the LC4 chaise longue.
Movable wood screens on the exterior provide shade to alleviate heat gain. The home is color coded to correspond to the outside elements.
Movable wood screens on the exterior provide shade to alleviate heat gain. The home is color coded to correspond to the outside elements.
Shadow Play 

3form Varia Ecoresin Organics panels were used as sidewalls for the stairwell. The material is a translucent resin that permits light to pass, making the adjacent spaces seem bigger. Silhouetted figures going up and down the stairs animate the room. Effects can be varied and modulated with panels of different textures from different suppliers, such as 3form, Panelite, and Bendheim. Panels can also be mounted in simple aluminum U-channels to be used as partial room dividers or as entire walls.
Shadow Play 3form Varia Ecoresin Organics panels were used as sidewalls for the stairwell. The material is a translucent resin that permits light to pass, making the adjacent spaces seem bigger. Silhouetted figures going up and down the stairs animate the room. Effects can be varied and modulated with panels of different textures from different suppliers, such as 3form, Panelite, and Bendheim. Panels can also be mounted in simple aluminum U-channels to be used as partial room dividers or as entire walls.
As with the rest of the house, the bathroom is blessed with ample natural light. Ann Sacks Athens tiles and white Ceasarstone countertop further enhance the sense of lightness. The custom vanity supports a Lacava sink.
As with the rest of the house, the bathroom is blessed with ample natural light. Ann Sacks Athens tiles and white Ceasarstone countertop further enhance the sense of lightness. The custom vanity supports a Lacava sink.
In the kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry from American Woodworking and white Ceasarstone counters house Wolf ovens, a Subzero refrigerator, and a dishwasher by Bosch. The Woodward Counter Stools, produced for MINT in Canada, provide the perfect perch to eat a quick meal.
In the kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry from American Woodworking and white Ceasarstone counters house Wolf ovens, a Subzero refrigerator, and a dishwasher by Bosch. The Woodward Counter Stools, produced for MINT in Canada, provide the perfect perch to eat a quick meal.
Elements House Floor Plan 

A    Lower Living Room

B    Media Room

C    Exercise Room

D    Sauna

E    Bathroom

F    Study

G    Laundry Room

H    Utility Room

I    Storage

J    Wine Cellar

K    Entry

L    Guest Bathroom

M    Living Room

N    Dining Room

O    Kitchen

P    Family Room

Q    Loft Library

R    Bedroom

S    Master Bedroom

T    Master Closet

U    Master Bathroom
Elements House Floor Plan A Lower Living Room B Media Room C Exercise Room D Sauna E Bathroom F Study G Laundry Room H Utility Room I Storage J Wine Cellar K Entry L Guest Bathroom M Living Room N Dining Room O Kitchen P Family Room Q Loft Library R Bedroom S Master Bedroom T Master Closet U Master Bathroom
The living area’s glass walls open up to the outdoors, blurring the line between interior and exterior spaces. Within the walls, the dining area features an oval table and chairs by Cherner Chair Company. A Stamen Pendant that was designed by Jeremy Pyles for Niche Modern hangs overhead.
The living area’s glass walls open up to the outdoors, blurring the line between interior and exterior spaces. Within the walls, the dining area features an oval table and chairs by Cherner Chair Company. A Stamen Pendant that was designed by Jeremy Pyles for Niche Modern hangs overhead.
Faircourt, Palo Alto, Joseph Eichler.
Faircourt, Palo Alto, Joseph Eichler.
Greene purchased the vintage George Nelson dining table and cane-back chairs together. “We assume they were originally a set, but there is no way to be sure,” he says. A pass-through fireplace from Regency Fires separates the dining platform from the living space.
Greene purchased the vintage George Nelson dining table and cane-back chairs together. “We assume they were originally a set, but there is no way to be sure,” he says. A pass-through fireplace from Regency Fires separates the dining platform from the living space.
The patio table and benches are from Crate and Barrel.
The patio table and benches are from Crate and Barrel.
In the living room, a vintage table and chairs by Edward Wormley sit in front of a Florence Knoll wall unit with a vintage jewelry chest by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The Hinaki pendant light over the stairs is by David Trubridge.
In the living room, a vintage table and chairs by Edward Wormley sit in front of a Florence Knoll wall unit with a vintage jewelry chest by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The Hinaki pendant light over the stairs is by David Trubridge.
In the kitchen, the walls near the garden are painted green. The built-in table was designed by Chastain, and the Tone chairs are from De La Espada.
In the kitchen, the walls near the garden are painted green. The built-in table was designed by Chastain, and the Tone chairs are from De La Espada.
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The LC4 in this Palo Alto home sits just by the acrylic pool window, allowing the owners to monitor their swimming kids in maximum comfort.
The LC4 in this Palo Alto home sits just by the acrylic pool window, allowing the owners to monitor their swimming kids in maximum comfort.
Architects Tom Chastain, Renee Chow, and Antje Steinmuller of Studio Urbis installed Swisspearl siding as a rainscreen and used concrete flooring and walls to insulate the home and regulate its internal climate.
Architects Tom Chastain, Renee Chow, and Antje Steinmuller of Studio Urbis installed Swisspearl siding as a rainscreen and used concrete flooring and walls to insulate the home and regulate its internal climate.
Outside, a contemplative sitting area centers on a fountain clad in tiles by Heath Ceramics. A Case Study Stainless couch by Modernica and Magic Hole armchairs by Kartell are positioned around Jolly side tables by Kartell.
Outside, a contemplative sitting area centers on a fountain clad in tiles by Heath Ceramics. A Case Study Stainless couch by Modernica and Magic Hole armchairs by Kartell are positioned around Jolly side tables by Kartell.
Eichler Swim & Tennis Club, Palo Alto, California.
Eichler Swim & Tennis Club, Palo Alto, California.
The materials palette that I chose is light in color with a few splashes of color. This lightness holds the space open and gives it a contemporary feel.
The materials palette that I chose is light in color with a few splashes of color. This lightness holds the space open and gives it a contemporary feel.
In the kitchen, Walker continued an earthy color scheme. The range and wall oven are by BlueStar, the hood is from Zephyr, and the island is Caesarstone.
In the kitchen, Walker continued an earthy color scheme. The range and wall oven are by BlueStar, the hood is from Zephyr, and the island is Caesarstone.
The couple snapped up a 2,600-square-foot late-18th-century flat, which they’ve since filled with 

vintage finds and Hayon’s own 

designs and prototypes.
The couple snapped up a 2,600-square-foot late-18th-century flat, which they’ve since filled with vintage finds and Hayon’s own designs and prototypes.
Xystum Color Block vase by CB2. Postmodernism appropriates classical cues in a Pop-y, contemporary manner. Therefore, this vase’s name, a Greek architectural term loosely translated as “portico,” is apropos.
Xystum Color Block vase by CB2. Postmodernism appropriates classical cues in a Pop-y, contemporary manner. Therefore, this vase’s name, a Greek architectural term loosely translated as “portico,” is apropos.
The color of the Fishers’ front door was inspired by an old Land Rover Defender’s hue, which Charlie had Benjamin Moore custom-match.
The color of the Fishers’ front door was inspired by an old Land Rover Defender’s hue, which Charlie had Benjamin Moore custom-match.
Last year, Chava Danielson of DSH Architecture met with Renate Doerry to discuss approaches for uniting the exterior of her Tudor-style Palo Alto home, with modern updates made to the interior. Photo by Jodie Bass.
Last year, Chava Danielson of DSH Architecture met with Renate Doerry to discuss approaches for uniting the exterior of her Tudor-style Palo Alto home, with modern updates made to the interior. Photo by Jodie Bass.
Images by Raw Color hang in a room upstairs.
Images by Raw Color hang in a room upstairs.
Here's the weathered wooden dining table where the family gathers for meals and conversation.
Here's the weathered wooden dining table where the family gathers for meals and conversation.
Just Glaze

Double-glazed windows are typically composed of two layers of glass with a layer of air in between. You might spend more on them upfront ($200–$1,500 each), but the extra insulation can save loads on your heating bill and more than recoup your investment over time. weathershield.com
Just Glaze Double-glazed windows are typically composed of two layers of glass with a layer of air in between. You might spend more on them upfront ($200–$1,500 each), but the extra insulation can save loads on your heating bill and more than recoup your investment over time. weathershield.com
Three’s Company

Inspired by the minimal color scheme of a hotel they stayed at in Bali, Winterhalder and Ehlers decided to limit their palette to three colors: anthracite black, concrete gray, and a light larch wood. The first move was to paint the backyard wall gray. Next up for a coat of dark paint was the villa’s old-fashioned wooden staircase, which the couple didn’t like but didn’t have the budget to replace. The consistency works to unite the different styles found in the house. “Somehow,” says Winterhalder, “it all fits.”
Three’s Company Inspired by the minimal color scheme of a hotel they stayed at in Bali, Winterhalder and Ehlers decided to limit their palette to three colors: anthracite black, concrete gray, and a light larch wood. The first move was to paint the backyard wall gray. Next up for a coat of dark paint was the villa’s old-fashioned wooden staircase, which the couple didn’t like but didn’t have the budget to replace. The consistency works to unite the different styles found in the house. “Somehow,” says Winterhalder, “it all fits.”
Marsala (18-1438), an earthy brownish red, has been dubbed Pantone's color of the year for 2015. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes it as "nurturing and fulfilling... Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room, making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home."
Marsala (18-1438), an earthy brownish red, has been dubbed Pantone's color of the year for 2015. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes it as "nurturing and fulfilling... Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room, making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home."
Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio. Danish designer Pernille Snedker Hansen’s custom installations involve treating local Nordic wood with a marbling effect in toned-down hues.
Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio. Danish designer Pernille Snedker Hansen’s custom installations involve treating local Nordic wood with a marbling effect in toned-down hues.

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