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Indoor/outdoor connectivity defining mid-century modern Los Altos home

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This mid-century modern home was designed by Klopf Architecture in collaboration with Outer Space Landscape Architects, located in Los Altos, in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. A showcase for indoor-outdoor living, this 3,000 square foot open and airy home was designed with warm, modern interiors. The homeowners, a couple with two children, were inspired by mid-century modern design. They had purchased an older ranch style home, yet wished to replace it with something new and custom. There is a total of three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

Project Team: Architect: Klopf Architecture /
Landscape Architect: Outer space Landscape Architects / 
Structural Engineer: ZFA Structural Engineers / 
Staging: Da Lusso Design

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The layout of this home is on a grid, designed with different activity zones: living, playing, cooking, dining and a piano space. A low-pitched gable roof over the great room creates a grand feeling in this space. Clerestory windows at the high-pitched area of the roof makes this grand space feel bright and airy.

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What We Love: This mid-century modern design reflects bright and airy living spaces and a fantastic indoor-outdoor connection. The overall aesthetic is fresh and aesthetically pleasing, offering clean lines and minimalist interiors, letting the architecture speak for itself. Klopf Architects did a fabulous job of creating a brand new, Eichler-inspired atrium home with modern amenities.

Readers, what do you think of the design of this home? Are you a fan of mid-century design? Please share with us your feedback in the Comments below!

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Overall, the design of this house is similar to a custom, modern-day Eichler home in several ways. Inspired by mid-century modern design, the construction of this home uses today’s materials, approaches, standards, and technologies. The goals were to create an energy-efficient home with indoor-outdoor connectivity, plenty of natural light and flexible for young children to grow.

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Above: Upon entrance into this home, a central open atrium provides light and nature to the great room. A wall clad with Heath tile at the back of the atrium blocks direct views to the backyard from the entry door for privacy.

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The bedrooms, bathrooms, playroom and sitting room are under flat wing-like roofs that balance on either side of the low-pitched gable roof of the main living space. Large sliding glass panels and pocketing glass doors encourages openness to the front and backyards.

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Wood siding travels from exterior to interior, enhancing the indoor-outdoor relationship. The interior living spaces showcase a palette of white oak floors, white walls, walnut cabinetry, and dark window frames. This helps to unite all the spaces together to create a harmonious feeling and flow throughout the house.

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Above: The custom designed cabinetry matches the minimal joinery that has been used in the rest of the home. This creates a trim-less, minimal aesthetic.

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Above: In the front of the home, a fenced-in play space is connected to the playroom, creating an indoor-outdoor play space that could change in use over the years.

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Above: The playroom (on the other side of the kitchen) can be conveniently closed off from the great room by way of a large pocketing door.

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Above: A close-up detail of the wall reveals where the wood siding has been mitered in the corners, including where the siding meets the interior drywall.

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Above: A close-up detail shows where wall materials have been held up off the floor with a minimal reveal. This tight detailing gives a sense of cleanliness to the home.

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Above: At the rear of this home, everything opens out to an expansive deck that overlooks a swimming pool. Here, the family can come together outdoors.

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Above: The garage door of this home is completely flush and consists of the same material as the garage wall. This helps to de-emphasize the garage door, creating a street presence that is in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.

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Photos: Mariko Reed

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