An open family zone kitchen and dining room occupy this new block and lead into the rear courtyard that acts as a relaxation hub for the entire family. This gives the living space a bright and cheerful vibe with an indoor-outdoor design that blurs conventional lines between the interior and the backyard.
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.
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.
A carefully hidden private entry draped in concrete leads you to the lower-level living area of the house that opens up towards the idyllic view outside. A lush green backyard charming walkways breezy balconies and a large L-shaped pool become a part of the interior and extend the living space beyond the pale white walls.
It is the lower level that houses the living areas while the top floor holds three bedrooms bathrooms and a cozy tranquil study. The original Georgian stone façade additional stone walls and the soul of the White House are carefully preserved and one can see that this is an overhaul that is sensitive to the historical context and the current needs of the project. A perfect alchemy indeed!