The revolution of Eichler homes in the 50s and 60s not only influenced the world of home architecture and design substantially it had a huge role in shaping and defining Midcentury modern style as we know it today.
On the lower level there is a beautiful living area that seems to flow outdoors into the barbecue zone along with the dining space kitchen family room and laundry. It is the second level that houses the four relaxing bedrooms bathrooms and a study / home office.
Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects the creative private residence is crafted in just glass steel and concrete and the focus here is firmly on the view outside rather than the décor indoors.
Built in 1962 the house was too crowded visually unengaging and uninspiring for its new owners who turned to Klopf Architecture for help. The idea behind the complete makeover was to give the home a new contemporary and cheerful ambiance while retaining as much ‘Eichler flavor’ as possible.
Home renovations alterations and even the tiniest makeover can be quite expensive when not done right. This not only leads to a waste of energy and resources but could put you off from any future renovations as well.
It is here that one finds a beautiful sensible and contemporary renovation of a barn house that offers a marvelous window into the breathtaking landscape in which it sits. Dubbed by Ruinelli Associati Architetti this is a transformation that combines the classic with the modern without ever seeming out of place.
Adding to the planet-friendly features here is a passive heating and cooling system and cross ventilation that maintains moderate temperatures indoors along with bringing in a flood of natural light.