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A midcentury Eichler home in Sunnyvale designed to invite in natural light

Eichler home exterior

Klopf Architecture has beautifully reimagined this midcentury Eichler home situated in Sunnyvale, a city in the Santa Clara Valley, California. There were too many disjointed spaces in the existing Eichler home, and the owners didn’t like entering right into the kitchen wall.

There were not enough functional spaces in the house but it was tricky to see how or where to add to the home without losing the atrium. The Klopf team re-arranged the spaces in the house to put the bedroom functions under the flat, 8-foot ceiling and the whole great room under the higher gable roof.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Klopf Architecture STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Sezen & Moon GENERAL CONTRACTOR Keycon Inc. KITCHEN CABINETRY Henrybuilt

Eichler home exterior

From the street, the addition looks like it might have been there all along, but for the family members, it’s a game-changer.

midcentury home entry from the exterior

What We Love: This Eichler home in Sunnyvale was completely reimagined to meet the lifestyle needs of its inhabitants. The architects cleverly reconfigured the interior layout to enhance the functionality of the living areas while maintaining the atrium, ensuring the interior remains light and airy. Overall, we think the architects did a fabulous job of transforming this Eichler home into an inviting sanctuary.

Tell Us: What elements in this home renovation project do you find most appealing? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign by the architects of this project, Klopf Architects: Before and After: A midcentury California home gets a stunning new look and Striking pool and guest house in Sonoma inspired by Mies van der Rohe.

midcentury home entry

The Klopf team turned the small front bedroom into a laundry room, powder room, and hallway into a large, added work-from-home office/family room that can double as a guest room. 

midcentury great room

midcentury kitchen and dining room

They moved the kitchen to the corner and created a symmetrical and regular-shaped great room. A narrow band of skylights and a reduced, but still open, atrium brighten the family’s days and bring more greenery into their lives.

midcentury kitchen

midcentury kitchen with a large window

midcentury kitchen

midcentury living room with sliding glass doors

midcentury living room with a fireplace

midcentury living room

midcentury atrium

midcentury living room

midcentury hallway

midcentury home office

midcentury home office

midcentury bedroom

midcentury bedroom with a Le Corbusier style lounge chaise

midcentury home office

midcentury bedroom

midcentury bathroom

midcentury bathroom

midcentury powder room

midcentury bathroom

Eichler home exterior with sliding glass doors to the backyard patio

Eichler home exterior backyard patio

Eichler home exterior backyard patio

PHOTOGRAPHER ©2023 Mariko Reed

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