Menlo Park Eichler

Menlo Park, CA

For a long-neglected Menlo Park bungalow constructed by noted California mid-century developer Joseph Eichler, Edmonds + Lee surgically removed selective interior partitions in order to return the spatial fluidity of the original design intent. Working with a constant tension between preservation and renovation, Edmonds + Lee remained extremely attuned to Eichler-ian ideals: the play of light, the congress between inside and outside, the relationship between frame and container. Much of the architecture of the original house has been preserved, but new details—like wide-plank oak wood flooring; seamlessly-integrated cabinetry; and minutely-placed details throughout the living spaces—give the house a contemporary feel that still ties itself to the past, even through the most gossamer of threads.


Edmonds + Lee Architects
2601 Mission Street, Suite 503
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-1300