The owners of this stunning renovation (a family of four with young children), wanted to update their recently purchased home to meet their growing needs across generations. It was essential to maintain the mid-century modern style throughout the project but most importantly, they wanted more natural light brought into the dark kitchen and cramped bathrooms while creating a smoother connection between the living spaces.
The kitchen was expanded into the dining area, using part of the original kitchen area as a butler's pantry. With the main kitchen brought out into an open space with new larger windows and two skylights the space became light, open, and airy. Custom cabinetry throughout the kitchen and butler's pantry brought functionality to the space. And removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room, and widening the opening from the dining room to the living room created a more open and natural flow between the spaces.
New redwood siding was installed in the entry foyer to match the original siding in the family room so it felt original to the house and consistent between the spaces. While oak flooring was installed throughout the house enhancing the movement between the new kitchen and adjacent areas.
The two original bathrooms felt dark and cramped so they were expanded and also feature larger windows, modern fixtures and new tiles throughout. Custom vanities bring a unified look and feel from the kitchen into the new bathrooms. Designs included plans for a future in-law unit to accommodate the needs of an older generation.
The house is much brighter, feels more unified with wider open site lines that provide the family with a better transition and seamless connection between rooms.
Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf and Angela Todorova
Contractor: Don Larwood
Structural Engineer: Sezen & Moon Structural Engineering, Inc.
Photography ©2018 Scott Maddern
Location: Lafayette, CA
Year completed: 2018