A striking stainless steel staircase connects the various levels of the house and a fabulous green roof and deck sit on the top level. The color scheme inside this contemporary home is largely neutral with the staircase adding textural and sculptural contrast to an otherwise unassuming and relaxed interior.
Designed by Martins Camisuli Architects the original residence largely features exposed brick walls which add to the beautiful narrative of the extension. The project replaced an existing internal courtyard with a greater usable living area while adding a lovely kitchen and dining nook that utilizes the available space in a smart fashion.
That is something you would find on the wish list of many across the planet. And sometimes in order to realize this dream you might have to work with an awkward lot a small cliff and a lack of expansive space. But all that is well worth the hassle if you end up with a home like in Australia!
Waves and surf become a part of the interior as the airy living room with a kitchen and dining area flows into the balcony outside. A private yard garden adds to this spacious vibe as one finds a cheerful beach-style interior where white is the dominant hue.
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.
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”!
Much of the rear structure of the old villa was demolished to create space for a gorgeous new courtyard and a sparkling extension that is distinctly different from the existing home. Yet on the outside the new addition is clad in the same corrugated colorsteel as the old villa to give an image of cohesion.