This Eichler house was buried under shadows and duskiness in California’s Palo Alto; until Klopf Architecture took the project home.
Eichler homes are within the most successful examples of modernist architecture for the mass market.
Joseph Eichler was the developer who, inspired by modernist architects as Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright, brought quality but affordable architecture to post-WWII American families and across the entire mid-century period.
Eichler homes are more than just homes, they represent a way of living. Still today their unique and iconic design is synonym of a lifestyle which the new owners must and are more than willing to embrace.
In the Palo Alto Hills this gorgeous Eichler home lies off the beaten path. Embodying the iconic midcentury modern style.
This stunning Joseph Eichler home was bought by two lifelong mid-century furniture collectors to house their enormous collection. Built in California in the 1950s, it’s a typical mid-century Eichler house.
If it has mahogany panelled walls then it’s almost definitely a Joseph Eichler home.
This beautifully renovated home located in the Rancho San Miguel neighbourhood in Walnut Creek is an exceptional revamp of an original Eichler home design.
Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler’s work.
Amy and Sean were mid-century design collectors way before buying their Eichler, and now the circle is complete. Today, you can read more about their experience as mid-century house owners and how it has changed their lives.
The owners, of this recently renovated Eichler home in San Mateo Highlands, California, is a young couple with two small children.
They were particularly keen to preserve as much of the Eichler home’s original essence with an eye for minimalist aesthetics.
This Eichler was built on a larger scale than the typical Eichlers we’ve come to know and love.
Built on an H-plan, it is described as a “Super Eichler”.
There’s a pleasing functionality to this mid-century house.
Situated in the Diamond Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco, CA, it is an original Eichler house renovated between 2012 and 2013 by Hennessey Architects.
Klopf Architecture specializes in remodels of mid-century homes, often Eichler houses. They focuse on the dwellers needs and respect of the original architecture.
Today, John Klopf tells us about their philosophy and what are the struggles of remodeling an Eichler house today.
An Eichler house owner will tell us what buying a mid-century house brings, what she had to renovate, and why.
Also, she will give us some very useful tips about buying the right Eichler so, be sure to read the interview till the end.
Hanh and her husband are the proud owners of an Eichler home.
After checking their Instagram profile we had to ask more about their Eichler love affair.
We recently stumbled upon architect’s Ryan Leidner work on Instagram.
One of his most recent projects is the renovation of an Eichler home in Palo alto, California, and we could not miss the opportunity to interview him about it.
Considering the persistent appeal of Robert Eichler’s original homes, it’s no surprise that many have undergone renovations to bring them into the new century.
This original mid-century Eichler house in San Carlos, California, benefits from a host of bright ideas. Following decades in which its reclusive former owner shuttered off the house to the outdoors, its subsequent owners spied a potential gem.
This classic Eichler house looks like it was built last year. Renovated by Klopf Architecture, in partnership with Growsgreen Landscape Design, Flegel’s Construction, and the owners themselves, the space is filled with contemporary fixtures and fittings while demonstrating the same ethos of the original mid-century period.
For an original Eichler this home looks remarkably new, and remarkably unique. Property of Usha and Mike Kreaden and situated in Sunnyvale, California, it was completed in 1958. It could have just as easily been built last year.
This Mountain View Eichler house possesses a distinctly contemporary feel. The most obvious sign of this is on the home’s exterior. The wood panels surrounding the outside of the property have been given a distinctly natural stain.
Joseph Eichler was one of the most important figures in the development of mid-century modernism. As developer of many thousands of homes, he worked with architects such as Robert Anshen of Anshen & Allen or A. Quincy Jones, and Raphael Soriano.
Moving into an Eichler home last year was a dream come true for Amanda. With a third child on the way, her and her husband needed to upscale, but wanted something special.
Founded in 2001, Building Lab is an architectural firm dedicated to a comprehensive approach to the processes of building and design.
The firm’s founder Stephen Shoup has spent years assembling an expert group of architects, carpenters, and designers to work for his firm.
Randy and his family bought this Eichler in Granada Hills, CA, in 1979 and immediately knew this was the one. “The moment we opened the front door and looked right through the atrium to the garden beyond the enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, we knew this house was a serious contender.”
Karen and John are two Mid-century Modern architecture enthusiasts. They sold their house and went on a mission to find the perfect Eichler to renovate with their bare hands. It is not easy task, as you are about to find out yourself.
The Joseph Bellomo Architects Inc, is an architectural design bureau that offers design solutions to projects such as mixed use, residential, modular housing, commercial and urban planning which received the 2010 American Institute of Architecture Santa Clara Valley Merrit Award for the restoration work on the Alester Addition in Palo Alto, California.
A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright had the innate capability to transform people. The structure, the light, the audible and sensible qualities and the different use of material. It was intended to create in a person a series of sensation that by the time they experience them it would improve their condition.