The smart remodel preserves much of the elegant midcentury modern charm of the Eichler homes even while revamping the floor plan and giving the entire home a dazzling new sheen. The open plan living area has a lovely indoor-outdoor interplay with the kitchen featuring an eat-in central island and a cozy banquette in the corner.
Extending the living area of an ’80s terrace house is a challenging task in itself but working with an already existing rear extension only makes the project even more challenging. This gorgeous semi-detached house dubbed is nestled in the lovely neighborhood of and its smart contemporary polycarbonate and glass extension opens it up towards the small rear garden with eloquent ease.
Designed by Utz Sanby Architects the unique private house sits on the edge of a rocky cliff that is 100 meters above sea level. Adding to the architectural conundrum is the narrow lot where high neighboring buildings are all too close.
But it is the eclectic theme used throughout the house the fascinating collection of thrift store finds and antique pieces and the splattering of DIY creations that truly steal the spotlight. And yet one does not feel overwhelmed by too much color or pattern at any instant.
Originally built in the 1950s the sweeping family home was subsequently altered several times resulting in changes that destroyed its beauty and played havoc with the interior space. It took a fabulous makeover from David Coleman Architecture to undo the mess!
The original fireplace brick wall feature and mid-century touches are combined with a bright hot pink coffee table and a lime green wingback chair to bring the best of both past and present!
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!