The Bay Area craze for revamping homes built by legendary developer Joseph Eichler continues with this considerate renovation of a 1965 Eichler abode in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood.
The team at Michael Hennessy Architecture took care to stay faithful to many of the home’s original details, even the ones that had been compromised by previous “overly aggressive” renovations.
The firm rearranged the home’s 2,210-square-foot interior create the open-plan kitchen, dining room, and living room setup requested by its clients—a family of four.
Earlier changes to the original property were removed, revealing the home’s original simple structure as well as the tongue-and-groove ceiling characteristic of Eichler homes. Painting the ceiling light gray helped lend a sense of light and expansiveness to the space. Structural beams and window frames were painted a dark gray to match a dark tile floor.
The fireplace’s 1980s stone fronting was removed and replaced with a more Eichler-esque concrete block, and retro-style mahogany paneling and cabinetry were added in several spaces including the entry, living room, kitchen, and bathrooms.