One of the greatest challenges that any Architect can face when remodeling a pre-existing home is the remains of prior attempt (or attempts in many cases) at rebuilding the home. Klopf Architecture’s project in Lafeyette CA is a perfect example of the many challenges that a designer can face in a situation like this, and the wonderful ways that these roadblocks can be overcome.
When the owners of this Bay Area home purchased, they were looking forward to returning to the area in a stylish house with a mid-century modern design, but what they got was a home with several decades worth of partial remodels and upgrades.
With no unified style, and mess of different styles the owners put a call out to Klopf Architecture and Envision Landscape Studio to give the home a singular look, both inside and out.
The interior of the home was opened up and the interior fixtures and materials all removed and updated for a consistent feel throughout.
The high ceilinged eat in kitchen was replaced with a spacious chef’s kitchen, and opened up to the dinning room, creating an enormous main living and entertaining space. Sky lights were added to the space to increase the natural light in the room, adding a sense of airy warmth.
This space was next opened to the brand-new hardwood porch with accordion sliding glass doors, allowing the interior and exterior spaces to be combined in an instant, allowing the amount of room for entertaining to be doubled.
The open concept of the main living spaces within the home allows for a flawless flow between areas of the home, inside and out, and the use of glass allows for views of the homes beautiful surroundings.
The bedrooms, and bathrooms of the home were also renovated to remove their disjointed feel. The master suite was entirely rebuilt, adding in a sliding panel to open up, or close off the master bedroom.
In place of the once enormous walk-in closet, an office was added, giving the home’s new residents a quiet, separated place to work on their own, away from the hustle and bustle of the main living spaces.
In addition, the master bath was entirely rebuilt, with high windows to bring in light, as well as a large wet room for the free-standing shower and the bath tub, providing an elegant bathroom, with a simply stunning modern design.
The exterior of the home also saw a change in roofing, removing a solid roof above the porch in favor of an open trellis to allow light not only to the porch, but also the glass wall to the interior of the home.
The materials within the house were also stripped out, making way for all new paints, hardwood flooring, and fixtures. This took the home from a run down mess of a mid-century modern home, with features spanning three decades worth of remodeling, to a fresh living space with a coherence of design.
This wonderful design was completed for it’s happy new owners in 2014, with a total living space of 3,363 Sq. Ft. The home incorporates 4 full bedrooms, as well as 3.5 bathrooms.
Special Thanks to Klopf Architecture for providing the quotes and Markio Reed for the photography for this story. If you would like to learn more about the Mid-Century Renovation Fayette CA, Klopf Architecture, or their other amazing designs, please visit their site here.