Location: San Rafael, California
Designed by noted SoCal architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons as the model home for an Eichler development 20 miles north of San Francisco, this 1960 post-and-beam dream is exemplary as ever half a decade later. Clocking in at 1,814 square feet, the three-bedroom house embodies the clean lines, open plan, and atrium-style living people have come to love about Eichler homes. Of course, it also helps that the seller is a Design Within Reach exec and the home comes tastefully updated and styled (and naturally, it's been featured in everything from The San Francisco Chronicle to multiple editions of Elle Decor to an episode of Dwell TV on HGTV.)
To spruce up the architectural gem for modern living, current owners made interior upgrades like a new interior foam roof, VCT tile flooring, radiant boiler, water fixtures, as well as a revamped laundry area and freshly tiled shower and tub. Per the listing, the many original features kept intact include the Shoji screen closet doors, cabinetry in the bathroom and kitchen, and exposed brick fireplace. The only thing missing here is perhaps a pool, but the house does sit on a lush, two-parcel lot of 0.3 acres, with a generously-sized yard—so that's certainly a possibility.
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