Klopf Structure, Arterra Panorama Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and constructed a brand new heat, trendy, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor house on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property the place an unique Eichler home had burned to the bottom.
The house owners needed multi-generational dwelling and bigger areas than the unique house supplied, however all events agreed that the home ought to respect the neighborhood and mix in stylistically with the opposite Eichlers. At first the Klopf staff thought of re-using what little was left of the unique house and increasing on it. However after discussions with the proprietor and builder, all events agreed that the previous few remaining parts of the home weren’t sensible to re-use, so Klopf Structure designed a brand new house that pushes the Eichler method in new instructions.
One drawback of Eichler manufacturing houses is that the home designs weren’t optimized for every particular lot. A brand new customized house supplied the staff an opportunity to start out over. On this case, an extended home that opens up sideways to the south match the lot higher than the unique square-ish home that used to open to the rear (west). Accordingly, the Klopf staff designed an L-shaped “bar” home with a big glass wall with giant sliding glass doorways that faces sideways as a substitute of to the rear like a typical Eichler. This glass wall opens to a pool and landscaped yard designed by Arterra Panorama Architects.
Driving by the home, one may assume at first look it’s an Eichler due to the horizontality, the overhanging flat roof eaves, the darkish grey vertical siding, and orange strong panel entrance door, however the home is designed for the twenty first Century and isn’t meant to be a “Likeler.” You will not see any posts and beams on this house. As an alternative, the ceiling decking is a western pink cedar that covers over all of the beams. Like Eichlers, this cedar runs constantly from inside to out, enhancing the indoor / outside feeling of the home, however not like Eichlers it conceals a cavity for lighting, wiring, and insulation. Ceilings are greater, rooms are bigger and extra open, the grasp lavatory is light-filled and extra beneficiant, with a separate tub and bathe and a separate bathroom compartment, and there’s loads of storage. The storage even simply suits two of as we speak’s autos with room to spare.
An enormous 49-foot by 12-foot wall of glass and the continuity of supplies from inside to exterior improve the inside-outside dwelling idea, so the house owners and their company can move freely from home to pool deck to BBQ to pool and again.
Throughout building within the tough framing stage, Klopf thought the entrance of the home appeared too tall despite the fact that the home had appeared proper within the design renderings (most likely as a result of the home is uphill from the road). So Klopf Structure paid the framer to alter the roofline from how we had designed it to be decrease alongside the entrance, permitting the house to mix in higher with the neighborhood. One venture objective was for individuals driving up the road to move the house with out instantly noticing there’s an “imposter” on this lot, and making that change was important to realize that objective.
This 2,606 sq. foot, 3 bed room, 3 lavatory Eichler-inspired new home is positioned in San Mateo within the coronary heart of the Silicon Valley.
Klopf Structure Venture Crew: John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane
Panorama Architect: Arterra Panorama Architects
Contractor: Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures
Images ©2016 Mariko Reed
Location: San Mateo, CA
12 months accomplished: 2016
L-shaped floorplan, 2600 sqft 3 br 3 tub – drl2020