Since no part of the previous Eichler home on the lot could be used the architects planned for a brand new residence that drew inspiration from the form of the design of Joseph Eichler. With a gray exterior and a bright orange door the home looks just like a beautiful Eichler residence to those who quickly drive past it.
Even though typical industrial design elements like exposed brick walls and large windows with dark frames have not been used the presence of metallic surfaces in the kitchen and the use of Edison bulb lighting give the interior a relaxed industrial vibe.
To further improve ventilation without sacrificing space the old light shaft was replaced by a cool walkable glass slab on the second level. The attic-level bedrooms enjoy a flood of natural light thanks to the presence of six roof windows even as the original timber structure here was preserved and restored. Repairs to the roof were carried out to improve the insulation of the house and avoid any future leaks while a simple color palette and Scandinavian-style décor give the home an inviting and polished appeal.
With an L-shaped structure there is plenty of room here for a fabulous rear garden and poolscape that was shaped by Arterra Landscape Architects. The pool becomes a part of the interior thanks to the series of large sliding glass doors and walls that make up a continuous and transparent ‘wall’ delineating the interior from the outdoors.
Reinvigorating classic Victorian terrace homes and extending the living space into the garden or the backyard is increasingly becoming a popular choice among homeowners stretching from Madison to Melbourne.
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.
A mezzanine floor at ground level contains the small home library bathroom second bedroom and a home workspace. It is the top level that houses the master bedroom which flows elegantly into the small and cozy balcony.