It is vertical Kayu Batu siding and white plastered balconies that refresh the façade of the house and give it a smart yet distinct new look. On the inside a white backdrop coupled with lovely mahogany surfaces ensures that the interior is both minimal and inviting.
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.
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.
It almost seems like a jigsaw puzzle envisioned by the designer coming together as each little detail adds to the overall theme and seems like an integral and inherent part of the larger picture. This is what makes the San Francisco home so truly special as it ropes you in with its pleasant personality.
The master bath is as spectacular as rest of the penthouse with its accent wall in walnut and doors that usher in a dash of oriental charm. Complete with a wine cellar and man cave this remarkable New York home is all about enjoying life at its vivacious best!
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.
Lighting is barely ever an issue during the day with a flood of natural sunlight making its way even into the lower floor while cozy ambient lighting supplemented by beautiful pendant lighting takes over at night. With a wonderful wooden deck large pool and other small niches life at House JJ is more about the outdoors than the comforts of the interior.