During the 50s and 60s Eichler homes were such an integral part of the developing suburban landscape in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater LA that even talked about living in one of these midcentury delights and how it inspired him to develop a “passion for making nicely designed products for the mass market”!
Nestled in this Eichler home though was in need of an urgent and intelligent makeover that not only restored its fading form but also offered a new lease on life. This challenging task was taken up by the innovative folks at Klopf Architecture who transformed this aged creaky home into a cheerful modern delight.
But the offers much more that mere aesthetics as dark floor tiles reduce the glare from the ocean and high louvres keep the interior cool in a natural fashion. Rainwater tanks capable of holding 5000l of water provide the home with almost all of its water needs while passive heating and cooling techniques cut down on energy consumption. This not only makes life at this beachside home a lot easier but also adds to its sustainability quotient.
Stone and wood become the major components here while the aesthetics veer away from an overtly rustic style and the décor adds to this infusion of freshness and modernity. Wide open outdoor spaces combine with snug interiors thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows sliding glass doors and fabulous walkways.
It is a given then that any gorgeous private residence nestled in this lovely Spanish city would showcase its exotic flavor and inimitable style and that is precisely what we find at the lavish . Designed by Sergio Suárez Marchena one finds a unique blend of contemporary opulence and unassuming minimalism inside this spacious home.