View House in Redwood City

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View House

Contemporary California Home in USA – design by Klopf Architecture

page updated 4 Nov 2016 with new photos ; 18 Jun 2015

View House in Redwood City

Location: Redwood City, California, USA

Design: Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classical 1950s original mid-century modern house designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Ellis Jacobs.

View House in Redwood City

Klopf Architecture pushed the original design intent to make View House more open and uniform from space to space, while improving energy efficiency, capitalizing more on the already incredible views, improving the flow of spaces, providing an outdoor living area, and ratcheting up the quality level of the home in general.

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In 1960s the original owners built this home themselves using exposed concrete block and exposed framing everywhere, giving it a rough industrial feel.

View House in Redwood City

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 family.

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A master suite, also designed by Jacobs, was added on decades ago, but it is not known whether the original owners built that addition themselves.

View House in Redwood City

The new owners loved the house in general, but wanted a more finished feeling on the interior and some improvements to the flow (notably kitchen and bathrooms).

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

Klopf Architecture renovated most surfaces, oftentimes covering up the exposed concrete block walls, and re-designed the kitchen and bathroom layouts. The post and beam construction and ceiling were all kept in tact, as was the monolithic concrete block fireplace.

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

The walls and roof were insulated, a new heating system was put in (the old radiant system wasn’t working, and anyway the master suite addition hadn’t ever been provided with heat!), and the exterior of the house was kept in the same style, only repaired and spruced up. There were no additions to the house.

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One major change on the exterior, on the view side at the rear, is that the project team continued the glass wall pattern from the master suite and living room to the kitchen by removing solid portions of the kitchen wall and put in a landscaped rear living area.

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

The kitchen was also opened up to the living room much more than in the original condition.

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

The goal of these improvements was to transform the living room / kitchen into a more open living area with better connection to the outdoor living room / bbq area and better access to the incredible views of the Peninsula and San Francisco Bay.

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

The updated custom Mid-Century Modern home is a remodeled single-family house in Redwood City. This 2,000 square foot (plus garage), 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City – Building Information

Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA and Angela Todorova
Landscape Architect: Outer space
Landscape Contractor: Roco’s Gardening and Arroyo Vista Landscaping
Contractor: Flegels Construction
Location: Redwood City, CA
Year completed: 2014

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

Photography © 2015 Mariko Reed

View House in Redwood City

View House in Redwood City

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