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Modernist Palo Alto Eichler house with bold design

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This renovation of a 1973 post-and-beam Eichler house in Palo Alto, California was carried out by YamaMar Design. The transformation included an expanded master bath, a kitchen makeover, new laundry room, installation of oak floorboards with radiant heating and new finishes and lighting throughout. The architects also replaced the mahogany paneling with regular gypsum-board painted white and applied several coats of white paint to the iconic Eichler tongue-and-groove Douglas fir ceiling. The cathedral ceiling and skylights make the home feel light and airy. The owners had recently moved to the bay area form Toronto along with their four small children. They fell in love with the original 3,000 square foot house, but were looking to put their own minimal stamp on the architecture, and create a light filled setting for their colorful artwork and furnishings. Interior design was carried out by Alison Damonte, who gave the home a burst of color with adventurous patterns and textures throughout.

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A porch paved in concrete aggre-gate precedes the entry.

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The living area’s cocktail tables in brass, glass, and acrylic are 1970’s.

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Floorboards in the kitchen, other public spaces, and the bedrooms are oiled white oak.

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In the dining area, Fredrik Mattson Verkstad’s pendant fixture hangs over Giusseppi Raimondi’s table and chairs near an Enzo Mari silk screen.

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Wallpaper in a child’s room is by Given Campbell.

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Rap lyrics feature in Arianna Orland’s prints in the master bedroom.

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Wall covering in the powder room is printed Mylar. Thomas Sandell designed the powder room’s sconce.

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In the children’s bathroom, ceramic tile backs a custom vanity in painted MDF.

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The children’s bathroom is shared by three bedrooms off a single hallway.

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The master bathroom was expanded.

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Photos: Bruce Damonte Photography


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