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”!
Allowing the kids to enjoy their time indoors in an unhindered fashion one finds here a lovely playhouse ample shelving to tuck away toys books and other accessories a swing and a movable slide. This combined with cozy corner nooks and a living room and dining space that are aesthetically and visually connected with the ‘play zone’ ensure that the entire family spends plenty of time here.
With a concrete platform wooden steps and smart shelving there is plenty of textural contrast here even as the landscape outside adds ample greenery. The old block on the lower level houses bedrooms and an additional living area with the top floor also hosting two bedrooms and a bathroom. Embracing an open design that still offers complete privacy this reinvigorated villa gives a chic makeover to a classic home.
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.
The existing master bedroom was revamped by turning the old bathroom into a walk-in master closet and a small study into the new bathroom. The garage was transformed into a guest space while additional bathrooms and kids’ rooms complete a home that exquisitely blends the needs of working parents with two kids and a pretty busy lifestyle with flowing form. With a relaxing backyard smart lighting and plenty of help from this revamped Eichler home is once again ready to inspire an entirely new generation with dashing design!