San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture recently completed Modern Atrium House for a family of three. The house is located in Belmont, California. The owners, inspired by mid-century modern architecture, hired Klopf Architecture to design an Eichler-inspired 21st-Century, energy efficient new home that would replace a dilapidated 1940s home for a family of three. Klopf and the owners planned […]
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.
In 1960s the original owners built this home themselves using exposed concrete block and exposed framing everywhere, giving it a rough industrial feel. Sentimental to that family, hidden discoveries were found in the home’s walls including historical newspapers and a young girl’s letter describing the process and calling the house “self-built” by her and her […]
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home. The Truly Open Eichler house is a remodeled single-family home in Palo Alto. This 1,712 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Detailed project description via Klopf Architecture: “Our client, Andrea Metkis, […]
The owners of the Double Gable Eichler Remodel, situated in Burlingame, California, are a family with 5 children, the youngest is a pupil in elementary school and the oldest one is a pupil in middle school. The children’s growth but also their desire to live in a modern house had determined them to hire Klopf […]