San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture covers the gamut as far as modern residential design, and besides new builds, they’ve been doing additions and remodels of mid-century modern homes. They’ve even been tackling some Eichler homes, like this L-shaped Eichler in Palo Alto, California that was in need of more square footage.

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The challenge was to expand the home and to extend the long dark entryway, while blending in with the original design. They opted for a front extension that includes a bedroom, bathroom, and atrium.

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The addition’s exterior is clad in vertical wood slats that continue on the interior down the hallway.

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Once you enter the front door, you’re greeted with a light-filled atrium that brings a bit of greenery and nature into the interior.

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The atrium and new bedroom are separated by a large glass panel that lets the light pass through.

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The bedroom is flooded with light, too, thanks to the sky lights above the atrium and the windows surrounding the front door.

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The new bathroom at the very front of the extension receives light through the translucent windows at the top that follow the roofline, typical of Eichler designs.

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Photo by Mariko Reed.