San Francisco architect John Klopf has turned back the clock on a classic California ranch built by midcentury developer Joseph Eichler by restoring its standout features while updating spaces and surfaces to meet the expectations of its current owners. Practical improvements-updated wiring, a reconfigured bathroom, a wider kitchen-play out behind the scenes in a remodel that celebrates the signature elements that made Eichler’s modest homes for middle Americans a unique architectural experience. Celebrating the open atrium and floor-to-ceiling glass for which the developer was known, Klopf nonetheless found room for subtle improvements that take the builder’s original intention into the new century. Panels in the front wall were reconfigured to enhance symmetry, and a wall between the kitchen and dining room was pulled back to open the spaces to each other. Brighter finishes throughout bring new life to this all-American architectural legacy. Get an inside look by watching the video here.
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