California-based Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a lucky family home in Burlingame, turning it into something reminiscent of the modern tract housing Joseph Eichler popularized. The owners wanted something clean, open and contemporary, and that's exactly what Klopf gave them.
The entire house was reconfigured, with some walls being removed and windows added in the kitchen and family room. The bathrooms, laundry areas and closets got some system upgrades to be more efficient. The owners, parents of three kids, helped choose the perfect interior finishes and fixtures. They even did the decorating and furnishing themselves, filling the space with mid-century modern furniture pieces and original art.
"Our project goals were to allow for more connection than even the original house had, as well as increase the functionality of utility spaces and improve the kitchen/family room so that a family of five could live together happily in these spaces," says the company.