John Klopf started Klopf Architecture in 2001. Since then, the Klopf’s team has completed well over 100 modernist architectural projects for mostly residential clients. John started the firm as a sole practitioner and hired his first employee in 2007. Today we are a 11-person team who usually start a few projects each month.
At Klopf Architecture we immerse ourselves in modern design ranging from more minimal / gallery-style projects to warmer, more mid-century modern style projects and any shade of modernism in between. We love architecture with clean joints, alignments that make spaces feel “at rest,” and a strong sense of flow.
Inspired by another mid-century modern home the client owned, this new residence represents a much larger 21st-century version built into the gently sloping hillside to take advantage of the sprawling hilltop views of the Sonoma valley.
High in the Berkeley Hills sits an updated mid-century modern home that for the homeowners, feels like a cabin nestled in the treetops. Klopf designed a remodel and addition to bring the house into the 21st century indoor-outdoor living.
Project: Modern Inversion
Architects: Klopf Architecture
Project team: Geoff Campen, John Klopf, Sherry Tan, and Alison Markowitz-Chan
Interior furnishings and decoration: Urbanism Designs
Contractor: San Francisco Design and...
Inspired by the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe, the combination pool house and guest house was designed to connect the pool area to the original design of the mid-century modern main residence.
The goal was to modernize and brighten what was a cramped and compartmentalized 1960s Brown and Kaufman home. Completed in two phases, several interior walls were first removed to open up the living space, bring in more natural light, and improve the overall flow.
Klopf Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new Sacramento modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors.
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor home on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property where an original Eichler house had burned to the ground.
Klopf Architecture and Outer space Landscape Architects designed a new warm, modern, open, indoor-outdoor home in Los Altos, California. Inspired by mid-century modern homes with today’s materials, approaches, standards, and technologies.
Klopf Architecture and Jesse Ososki Art remodeled an existing Eichler atrium home into a brighter, more open, and more functional version of its original self. This Burlingame Eichler atrium remodel is a 2,121 sf, 4 bedroom/2 bath home located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Coast to Coast Construction updated and expanded a classic Eichler home in the San Mateo Highlands. The young couple with two small children came to Klopf with a strong appreciation of Eichler homes