Klopf Architecture


Services Provided
Klopf Architecture specializes in residential design that speaks of craft, warmth and modernity. The firm designs Green and Net-Zero Energy modern homes, and is also known for its respectful designs for Eichler and other Mid-Century Modern homes.

Areas Served
Typically the entire San Francisco Bay Area, but with projects as far away as Northern California, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

Business Description
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. Our firm creates warm, modern designs that admit natural light and allow openness to nature. Our design approach weighs many factors to create custom designs with just the right level of connection to the outside world: clients' goals and lifestyle, site orientation, views, climate, and neighborhood context. Our primary goal is to create spaces people love to inhabit.

In business for more than 13 years, Klopf Architecture is a team of modern architecture specialists. Our four senior team members together have over 70 years of experience in architecture.

Certification and Awards
Design Shuffle: Top 10 design firms, 2013.
Best of Remodeling – San Francisco Laundry Rooms (Houzz), 2012.
Best of Houzz, 2012.
Modern Architects
San Francisco Bay Area
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John Klopf 
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2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94110 
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The author is British, so American readers should substitute American species, for example, American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), not Carpinus betulus. American linden (Tilia americana) will do fine in the suburbs (and is larger), but the European linden will do better in very urban areas.
Please start thinking about trees native to your region first--non-native ornamentals can be nice, but you might be surprised by what natives can offer--not only to you, but to wildlife. ALWAYS check your local county extension office, or your local native plant society first--they are easy to find online--just search those terms plus your city/state or province. They can provide info on what will really work best in your specific locale. Some of the smaller/mid-size natives that work as ornamentals in the Midwest are Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea), American smoke tree (Cotinus obovatus) and Serviceberry (Amelanchier species). I think it is especially important to "go native" with trees in 2014.
Here is a helpful general link to south-central midwest--_trees to avoid in general_: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/Gardening/Gardening%20Help/Factsheets/Trees%20-%20Not%20Recommended71.pdf
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Debbie Lusk
I have a very small yard in a new home in a historic neighborhood filled with old trees and gorgeous homes. I have the tendency to bring home trees from my local nursery, Garden Fever all the time. I had to promise hubby, no more trees! However, the trees I have chosen do stay fairly small. Blue Spruce, ornamental version and a Red Tipped Spruce that sags in all the right places and ornamental as well. My newest addition, Paper Bark Maple right smack in the middle of my front yard. So sweet and I love the bark color and watching it peel. My two Japanese maples were here when we moved in and have been placed on either side of a walkway. So, from here on out, I'll try and be good and keep my tree buying to a minimum. Maybe.
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biarritz reviewed Klopf Architecture
We hired Klopf Architecture in 2011 to design our new construction residence, a mid-century modern post and beam house. Given John Klopf's track record with fabulous Eichler remodels and additions, we... Read More
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What did you use on the back wall under the cabinets? painted glass?
September 21, 2014 at 5:59PM   
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The painted glass is "soda glass" - a nice, clean product.
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These are cherry with a clear seal.
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Hi, the tile is: 12” X 24” TILE BY AMERICAN OLEAN, MODEL: ST. GERMAIN, COLOR: SE60-BLANC, FINISH: MATTE
September 18, 2014 at 9:36AM   
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The siding was made from redwood and matches the profile of the new redwood siding. It was custom milled by Kevin Mills Siding, who is able to copy the original Eichler siding materials.
September 15, 2014 at 1:32PM   
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These are the original 2x8 V-groove tongue-and-groove decking boards that actually make up the entire roof and ceiling structure for Eichler houses. Above those boards there is insulation and then a roof membrane. No attic!
September 15, 2014 at 1:26PM   
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We pick our grout in the field once the tile is installed, so I don't have the name of the color. However I can tell you that we do our best to match the grout to the tile, typically, to create a more uniform look.
September 10, 2014 at 2:32PM   
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These windows are called "fixed field stop" windows because they're just a pane of insulated glass set between wood stops. They're also called "clerestory" windows in general.
September 10, 2014 at 2:26PM     
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This is Caesarstone, color: "haze"
September 10, 2014 at 1:29PM   
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Hi, these are from IKEA, believe it or not! Even the Caesarstone countertop was through IKEA.
September 10, 2014 at 1:28PM   
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Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore. This is the same as the exterior color of the house, since the wall actually continues from outside to inside, blending the interior and exterior of the house together more.
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I'm sorry, but I don't know.
September 10, 2014 at 1:24PM   
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The whole house has Daltile "Fabrique" tile in various colors. Hats off to the tile installer, who was able to align all grout joints throughout the house.
September 10, 2014 at 1:23PM   
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Caesarstone "pebble"
September 10, 2014 at 1:22PM   
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Hi, we picked all Grohe for this bathroom
September 10, 2014 at 1:22PM   
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hi, we picked all Grohe for this bathroom.
September 10, 2014 at 1:22PM   
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This is a Duravit Starck 3 wall-mount. There are more options available now. We recently used a Toto wall mount that is also nice.
September 10, 2014 at 1:21PM   
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The doors in this house (and operable windows) all come from Blomberg.
September 10, 2014 at 1:12PM   
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The house has been repainted since this photo was taken, but the color used back then was Benjamin Moore: Kendall Charcoal. It looks a lot tanner in this photo than in real life!
September 10, 2014 at 1:11PM   
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The inside and outside are well in cooperated
September 10, 2014 at 12:40PM   
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Benjamin Moore: Kendall Charcoal. The white is Benjamin Moore: Decorator's White. The white continues inside, as does the gray tile, and these colors are somewhat in the cooler range, so if you use them you may want to liven the spaces up with art, furniture, etc. to provide splashes of color.
September 10, 2014 at 1:10PM   
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ctriska reviewed Klopf Architecture
My husband and I fell in love with a gorgeous property overlooking the Bay Area with only one problem: a cement brick house that had been built by its original owner in the '60s. Uninhabited for the... Read More
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We hired Klopf Architecture in 2011 to design our new construction residence, a mid-century modern post and beam house. Given John Klopf's track record with fab...
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My husband and I fell in love with a gorgeous property overlooking the Bay Area with only one problem: a cement brick house that had been built by its original...
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We had worked with Klopf Architecture in 2005/2006 with a major addition & renovation of our 1944 rancher, and had such a fabulous experience that we spent seve...
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My HOA hired Klopf Architecture to design new fences, front gates, lighting and paint color plans for our condominiums. They were designed in 1963 by Quincy an...
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We've worked with Kasten Builders on two projects and look forward to continuing the relationship. The projects were both remodels of 1960s modern style buildin...
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