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Eichler Great Room by Klopf Architecture

The Klopf team designed the Eichler Great Room that brightens the family's days and brings more greenery into their lives

Eichler Great Room by Klopf Architecture
Eichler Great Room

Project: Eichler Great Room
Architecture: Klopf Architecture
Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Lucie Danigo, and Biliana Stremska
Structural Engineer: Sezen & Moon
General Contractor: Keycon Inc.
Kitchen Cabinetry: Henrybuilt
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Year Completed: 2020
Photography: ©2023 Mariko Reed
Courtesy of Klopf Architecture

There were to many disjointed spaces in the existing Eichler home, and the owners didn’t like entering right into the kitchen wall. There were not enough functional spaces in the house but it was tricky to see how or where to add to the home without losing the atrium.

The Klopf team re-arranged the spaces in the house to put the bedroom functions under the flat, 8-foot ceiling and the whole great room under the higher gable roof, moving the kitchen to the corner and creating a symmetrical and regular-shaped great room. A narrow band of skylights and a reduced, but still open, atrium brighten the family’s days and bring more greenery into their lives.

The Klopf team turned the small front bedroom into a laundry room, powder room, and hallway to a large, added work-from-home office/family room that can double as a guest room. From the street the addition looks like it might have been there all along, but for the family members it’s a game-changer.

Eichler Great Room by Klopf Architecture

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Eichler Great Room by Klopf Architecture

Eichler Great Room by Klopf Architecture

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