A 1960 Claude Oakland Architects Double A-Frame Atrium model Eichler has just come on the market in the Bay Area, and, apparently (according to the listing, at least) it’s a big deal. But one look at the photos and it’s obvious: The home is a showstopper.
The Sunnyvale four-bedroom is distinguished by its high-pitched roof, which forms an atrium that begins with the main skylit courtyard entrance and extends backward to a great room that is anchored by a floor-length brick fireplace and glass walls that open onto a small patio.
The central A-frame creates a voluminous and light-flooded space that feels heavenly. The vaulted-and-beamed ceilings give way to the rest of the flat-roofed dwelling, which boasts warm mahogany paneled walls, radiant heated concrete floors, a spacious eat-in kitchen and dining room, plus the afore-mentioned bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Almost all of it is original, including the globe lights and closet sliders. What more could you ask for? Located at 1230 South Mary Avenue, the 1,752-square-footer is offered at $1.79 million.