While many adults spend their lives trying to blaze their own stylistic trail to escape their parent's aesthetics, others choose to embrace them. Such is the case for a couple in California, who think of midcentury modern as a family tradition. The pair shared a love for the work of real estate developer Joseph Eichler, who built modernist properties in California and New York from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. In fact, one of their mothers had even grown up in one of these coveted designs. Eager to raise their children in an Eichler of their own, they found a well-maintained model in Sunnyvale and hired John Klopf and his namesake firm to bring it into the 21st century. "While they wanted the house to work better for their family and provide a little more elbow room, they also dreamed of living in a warm midcentury modern home with natural wood like the original Eichlers," said Klopf, who has renovated a number of the developer's sites. The firm expanded the home — which included combining the common areas, adding a powder room and office, and enlarging the master bedroom — but kept the materials and architecture consistent with the original structure. Now it seems like the Eichler tradition will continue through the next generation of this family as well.