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Thousand Oaks House – Eichler Residence

Modern House in California design by Enclosures Architects, CA, USA

Jan 8, 2012

Design: Enclosures Architects

Location: Thousand Oaks, California, USA

Date of completion: 2003

Eichler Residence in Thousand Oaks

Designed by Quincy Jones for builder Joseph Eichler, this Pacific Ocean house was one of about 125 that were built in this tract in the early 1960s and have only recently been recognized for the elegance and economy they effortlessly exhibit. The entry to this Thousand Oaks home is through the central courtyard which provides light and ventilation and acts as an outdoor gathering place for family and friends.

In order to repair damages and to modernize the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets, we needed to add only 235 sqft to the footprint of the house. Wide side yards and ample existing roof overhangs meant the additions were subtle and in keeping with the homes tradition, scale and proportion.

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The new galley kitchen has maple cabinets, black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are similarly appointed. New roofing and roof insulation made the home watertight and better insulated against heat and cold. Fortunately, large sliding glass doors, a courtyard building plan, prevailing breezes and sensible orientation keep the house passively temperate.

The floors are stained concrete and the walls are a combination of the exterior siding, mahogany panels and drywall. The ceilings are painted wood planks with exposed structural beams.

The only part of the existing site improvements to remain was the pool shell. A new French gray plaster finish absorbs heat from the sunlight that, along with the new solar heating system, provides warm water for the pool 6 months of the year. The landscape selection was meant to reflect the local climate and provide color and interest throughout the seasons.

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Design: Enclosures Architects, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America

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Location: Thousand Oaks, City of Los Angeles, Southern California, USA

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