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Classic Eichler Home in Palo Alto Remolded into a Chic Single-Family Residence

During the 50s and 60s, Eichler homes were such an integral part of the developing suburban landscape in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater LA that even Steve Jobs talked about living in one of these midcentury delights and how it inspired him to develop a “passion for making nicely designed products for the mass market”! Nestled in Palo Alto, this Eichler home, though, was in need of an urgent and intelligent makeover that not only restored its fading form, but also offered a new lease on life. This challenging task was taken up by the innovative folks at Klopf Architecture, who transformed this aged, creaky home into a cheerful, modern delight.

Exterior of the renovated Eichler home in San Francisco Classic Eichler Home in Palo Alto Remolded into a Chic Single Family Residence

The smart remodel preserves much of the elegant, midcentury modern charm of the Eichler homes, even while revamping the floor plan and giving the entire home a dazzling new sheen. The open plan living area has a lovely indoor-outdoor interplay, with the kitchen featuring an eat-in central island and a cozy banquette in the corner. The TV room is connected with the modern sunroom using custom sliding doors that also hide away the television when not needed. This not only saves space but helps control the level of natural light that enters the TV room and the living area.

Remodeled yard of the Palo Alto Eichler home

Living area of the Palo Alto house with an indoor-outdoor design

Gorgeous kitchen with an eat-in island and banquette

Design of the family space is simple and unassuming

Custom panels separate the TV room from the sunroom

Custom panels hide the TV in the family room

The existing master bedroom was revamped by turning the old bathroom into a walk-in master closet and a small study into the new bathroom. The garage was transformed into a guest space, while additional bathrooms and kids’ rooms complete a home that exquisitely blends the needs of working parents with two kids and a pretty busy lifestyle with flowing form. With a relaxing backyard, smart lighting and plenty of help from Klopf Architecture, this revamped Eichler home is once again ready to inspire an entirely new generation with dashing design! [Photography: Mariko Reed]

Gray accent wall for the spacious modern bedroom

Gray bathroom vanity with ample storage

Contemporary bathroom combines dark and light shades beautifully

Palo Alto Home Before Renovation…

Old living room of the Palo Alto home

Kitchen of the Californian home before renovation

Bedroom before renovation

Exterior of the mid century home before the renovation

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