Eichler home renovation celebrates indoor-outdoor living in Palo Alto

midcentury patio at dusk

This Eichler home has undergone a beautiful renovation and addition by Klopf Architecture, located in Palo Alto, a city in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. This dwelling was strategically expanded and reconfigured to strengthen the connection between interior and exterior spaces while also adding a more spacious primary suite, formalized entry space, and an expanded bedroom and hallway bathroom.

The entry sequence is now defined by custom storage, a large glass wall at the light-filled atrium, and a mid-century-inspired geometric screen. The sense of connection between indoor and outdoor spaces is heightened by a large, multi-panel sliding door system spanning the full width of the main living spaces.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Ethan Taylor, Fernanda Bernardes INTERIOR DESIGNER Lucile Glessner Interior Design LANDSCAPE DESIGNER Bonnie Brock Landscape Design GENERAL CONTRACTOR Starburst Construction STRUCTURAL ENGINEER BASE Design

midcentury dining room

The outdated kitchen was relocated adjacent to the new door system, flowing into a spacious great room overlooking new landscaping.

midcentury kitchen

Indoor/outdoor floor tile extends the living spaces out onto patios at the atrium and rear yard to further fade the boundary between this Eichler’s interior and exterior.

midcentury kitchen

What We Love: This Eichler home in Palo Alto has undergone a spectacular remodel with light and airy living spaces and a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors. We love how the outdoor spaces were designed as an extension of the indoors, where one can spend a lot of time enjoying late-year weather outside sitting next to the warmth of the fire pit. What a fantastic place to call home!

Tell Us: What details do you find most appealing in this midcentury home renovation? Let us know in the Comments below, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other sensational home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign from the architects of this project, Klopf Architecture: 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.

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midcentury kitchen

midcentury living room

Above: “One way to enjoy the summer without leaving home is to open up your walls to the outdoors. A zero threshold opening spans the entire width of the great room and creates a seamless connection between the living area and the new patio,” states the architects.

midcentury patio

midcentury patio

Above: A central atrium provides a restful and relaxing spot after a long day.

midcentury patio

midcentury patio with a fire pit at dusk

midcentury bedroom

midcentury bathroom

midcentury bathroom

midcentury kids bedroom

midcentury powder room

midcentury laundry room

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midcentury landscape

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Above: A whimsical orange bench provides a nice contrast to the dark exterior facade of this Eichler home.

PHOTOGRAPHER ©2022 by Mariko Reed

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