Before this amazing house was built, an old one storey house stood in its place. The house was not big enough for the inhabitants, so they called on the help of Klopf Architecture to completely demolish the existing house and build a new two-storey house that would accommodate the owner’s needs. Located in Cupertino, California, USA, this house oozes modern design on the exterior with large floor to ceiling windows, neutral slatted wooden facades and metal stairs that add industrial overtones to the whole building. Inside, the angled roof creates a tremendous feature and the black beams follow the lines of the ceiling. The decor is elegantly simple, with quirky and functional additions, such as the kitchen work surface that doubles up as office space for the inhabitants. Photos by Mariko Reed.