1950s ellis jacobs' home transformed into mid-century modern 1950s ellis jacobs' home transformed into mid-century modern
jul 19, 2015

1950s ellis jacobs' home transformed into mid-century modern

1950s ellis jacobs’ home transformed into mid-century modern
all images © mariko reed, courtesy of klopf architecture




klopf architecture, outer space landscape architects, and flegels construction came together to update a classic, 1950s home, originally designed by the late ellis jacobs. pushing the original intent, the remodel greatly opens the interior, creating a feeling of uniformity from space to space. other improvements include integration of highly efficient energy systems, capitalization of the wonderful redwood city, CA location, a large outdoor patio area, and a general leveling-up of the home in its entirety. deemed the ‘mid-century modern’, the single family residence is 2,000ft2 (not including garage) with three bedrooms, two full baths, and located smack dab in heart of silicon valley

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living room 

kitchen with island bar 

open design 

view of back yard from kitchen  

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back yard with large outdoor patio 

large slabs create an abstract walkway for homeowners 

fireplace with master bedroom on left 

transparent kitchen at night 

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front entrance 



project info:


architect: klopf architecture
project team: john klopf, angela todorova
location: redwood city, CA, USA
completed: 2014
landscape architect: outer space
landscape contractor: roco’s gardening, arroyo vista landscaping
contractor: flegels construction
photography: © 2015 mariko reed



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