Hillsborough Residence

This Mid-Century Modern home was developed by Joseph Eichler in the 1950s. By 2000 it was outdated and in need of renovation in part because homeowners’ tastes and needs had changed. As a result, many Eichlers have been disfigured by insensitive remodels, additions, and even tear-downs in the intervening decades. Our client had long been a believer in modernism and sought to retain the as much of the original design as possible while enlarging closets, bathrooms and the kitchen to better match contemporary expectations.

The house’s original radiant heating system was restored, while a ducted air conditioning system was sensitively incorporated into the design while preserving much of the design’s open ceiling post-and-beam appearance.  New double pane windows, insulation, and solar water heating were added to dramatically increase the house’s energy efficiency.




  • Hillsborough, California


  • Group I


  • 2002