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.
John Klopf started Klopf Architecture in 2001. Since then, the Klopf Architecture 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.
Klopf Architecture’s client, a family of four with young children, wanted to update their recently purchased home to meet their growing needs across generations.
Klopf Architecture completely remodeled this once dark Eichler house in Palo Alto creating a more open, bright and functional family home.
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.