With a ceiling clad in western red cedar light-filled contemporary bedrooms and a calming atmosphere this home in San Mateo California reinvents the iconic Eichler home design in its own inimitable fashion!
The open living area also contains the kitchen and the dining room. Three of the four old bedrooms were transformed into serene contemporary bedrooms and a guest room while the additional room was turned into a home office.
Adaptive reuse of old structures brings much more than just cost-effective and planet-friendly housing. These revitalized and revamped buildings offer a chance to shape a unique blend of styles and textures and to incorporate innovative features that simply do not find space in newly built contemporary homes.
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.
A cubic structure with industrial panache holds within it a smart modern interior that imitates the style and sensibility of an old and upgraded warehouse to perfection. An open plan living area with a sunken living room promotes interaction between family members while reclaimed wood adds warmth and brings a sense of old-world elegance.
The new addition contains within it a kitchen that becomes the ‘social zone’ of the house along with the dining room and the living area. A series of sliding glass doors connect the home with the central courtyard and the rear pool retreat that also contains a spacious wooden deck barbecue zone and outdoor dining space.
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.