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4,015 Retro Courtyard Design Photos

Truly Open Eichler HouseTruly Open Eichler House
Klopf ArchitectureKlopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home. Expanding on the original walls of glass and connection to nature that is common in mid-century modern homes. The completely openable walls allow the homeowners to truly open up the living space of the house, transforming it into an open air pavilion, extending the living area outdoors to the private side yards, and taking maximum advantage of indoor-outdoor living opportunities. Taking the concept of borrowed landscape from traditional Japanese architecture, the fountain, concrete bench wall, and natural landscaping bound the indoor-outdoor space. The Truly Open Eichler is a remodeled single-family house in Palo Alto. This 1,712 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineers Contractor: Flegels Construction Photography ©2014 Mariko Reed Location: Palo Alto, CA Year completed: 2014
Quince Reverse Shed EichlerQuince Reverse Shed Eichler
Guy Ayers, ArchitectGuy Ayers, Architect
Reverse Shed Eichler This project is part tear-down, part remodel. The original L-shaped plan allowed the living/ dining/ kitchen wing to be completely re-built while retaining the shell of the bedroom wing virtually intact. The rebuilt entertainment wing was enlarged 50% and covered with a low-slope reverse-shed roof sloping from eleven to thirteen feet. The shed roof floats on a continuous glass clerestory with eight foot transom. Cantilevered steel frames support wood roof beams with eaves of up to ten feet. An interior glass clerestory separates the kitchen and livingroom for sound control. A wall-to-wall skylight illuminates the north wall of the kitchen/family room. New additions at the back of the house add several “sliding” wall planes, where interior walls continue past full-height windows to the exterior, complimenting the typical Eichler indoor-outdoor ceiling and floor planes. The existing bedroom wing has been re-configured on the interior, changing three small bedrooms into two larger ones, and adding a guest suite in part of the original garage. A previous den addition provided the perfect spot for a large master ensuite bath and walk-in closet. Natural materials predominate, with fir ceilings, limestone veneer fireplace walls, anigre veneer cabinets, fir sliding windows and interior doors, bamboo floors, and concrete patios and walks. Landscape design by Bernard Trainor: www.bernardtrainor.com (see “Concrete Jungle” in April 2014 edition of Dwell magazine). Microsoft Media Center installation of the Year, 2008: www.cybermanor.com/ultimate_install.html (automated shades, radiant heating system, and lights, as well as security & sound).
Kenilworth Project - Mid Century Modern Whole House RemodelKenilworth Project - Mid Century Modern Whole House Remodel
Haven Design and ConstructionHaven Design and Construction
The home's original pool was in great condition. The team cleaned up the overgrown brush in the back yard and installed new landscaping and a new cedar fence. The large patio provided the perfect spot for the team to incorporate a custom designed mid century wood and steel pergola.
Mid-Century Backyard - Bayside, WIMid-Century Backyard - Bayside, WI
Ginkgo Leaf StudioGinkgo Leaf Studio
Arc shaped and circular plant beds play off the original half circle concrete patio. Renn Kuhnen Photography
Stanford MidCentury Modern - Architecture by Klopf ArchitectureStanford MidCentury Modern - Architecture by Klopf Architecture
Urbanism DesignsUrbanism Designs
Mid Century ZenMid Century Zen
Lori Gentile Interior DesignLori Gentile Interior Design
This Zen Garden is a play on textures and shapes all combined to create harmony and peace. The quiet color palette adds to the ease and restfulness making this space a comfortable space to recharge or casually entertain.
Stunning Fairfax, CA RemodelStunning Fairfax, CA Remodel
Craig O'Connell ArchitectureCraig O'Connell Architecture
This 1950s Marin home underwent a dramatic transformation. We replaced sliding glass door with this floor to ceiling glass door that opens completely onto the hip patio and painted the exterior white. Its California indoor/outdoor living at its finest.
modern beach cottage / lantern village, dana pointmodern beach cottage / lantern village, dana point
Moss Yaw Design studioMoss Yaw Design studio
yellow chairs and angular planters add geometric interest to the black and white architecture, while pebble flooring adds texture and movement at the rear patio
Woods CoveWoods Cove
Hill Construction CompanyHill Construction Company
Palm Springs 18Palm Springs 18
digs inside & outdigs inside & out
extension of pool area with a fire pit and comfortable , colorful seating. great outdoor lighting.
Beverly Hills MicCentury ModernBeverly Hills MicCentury Modern
Dutton Architects Inc.Dutton Architects Inc.
Dutton Architects did an extensive renovation of a post and beam mid-century modern house in the canyons of Beverly Hills. The house was brought down to the studs, with new interior and exterior finishes, windows and doors, lighting, etc. A secure exterior door allows the visitor to enter into a garden before arriving at a glass wall and door that leads inside, allowing the house to feel as if the front garden is part of the interior space. Similarly, large glass walls opening to a new rear gardena and pool emphasizes the indoor-outdoor qualities of this house. photos by Undine Prohl

4,015 Retro Courtyard Design Photos

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