A cheerfully restored original Joseph Eichler has come on the market in San Rafael, California, and it’s poised to tickle the fancy of any midcentury modern enthusiast.
A white exterior featuring that trademark Eichler roof and accented by orange details sets the mood for the 1,659-square-foot four-bedroom. Inside, walls are also white, as are the beamed and vaulted ceilings and the speckled floors. A set of orange and turquoise racer stripes even make an appearance.
Original elements like the Philippine mahogany paneled walls, kitchen cabinetry, globe lights, and Japanese style closet doors add heft to the bright space, and also keep the residence close to its 1958 roots, while walls of glass thrust it open to the sun.
Anchoring the bungalow is an expansive great room, which comprises an open kitchen, dining space, and lounge on one side—with access to a graveled patio by way of sliding glass doors, of course—and a sun-drenched living area on the other.
Here, a brick hearth flanked by strips of glass and wood paneling creates a cozy nook, while an entirely glazed wall all but dictates that indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The master bedroom, too, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a study corner.
And though the bathrooms appear untouched, they’re still fashionably retro—a look that applies to the entire home. Outfitted with new floors and radiant heat, the property at 2180 Elderberry Lane is ready for contemporary living. It’s offered at $975,000.