Features such as the space-saving shelves below the stairs and smart kitchen shelving add storage options even as a neutral color scheme anchored in white cuts back on visual fragmentation. Working within existing limitations the architects managed to fashion a cheerful and ergonomic London home that still seems classic at its heart.
The classic Eichler homes are incredibly popular across the globe with both architects and homeowners constantly drawing inspiration from their uncomplicated and unique roof design and overall form. In recent times we have seen many Eichler homes in California acquire a new lease of life with renovations extensions and additions that carefully transform them to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle. But the Glass Wall House designed by Klopf Architecture takes an entirely different approach that was defined by the condition of the existing burned Eichler home and the demands of the new homeowner.
A patio next to the staircase that connects the two levels of the house charms you with a vintage car on display while a small entrance leads to the main level on the ground floor. A series of courtyards gardens and small walkways creates a refreshing outdoor space where a stunning pool and a shaded outdoor lounge become the focal point of all activity.
The original brick façade of the house was considerably altered by turning the old veranda at the front into a fabulous timber screen that offers complete privacy to those inside. The slated timber addition not only helps create a sense of privacy but it also filters in sunlight and manages to deliver that fine balance between a cool living environment and a light-filled cheerful interior.
The revamped floor plan of the house focuses on an open living area with the new kitchen and the family room acting as the social zone. Both these spaces open up towards the large rear garden and the outdoor living and dining spaces even as the living room and dining area sit next to one another.
A new basement level was added and the existing roof was extended creating two additional levels in the limited space available. The light-filled basement that extends into the private rear yard contains the new open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining room.
Sculptural lighting additions like the iconic David Trubridge pendant provide visual contrast along with the chic tiled backsplash in the kitchen. A relaxing color scheme coupled with curated pops of color complete the – a cozy dwelling that acts as a perfect suburban oasis.