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Easy breezy Eichler in California asks cool $1.4M

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The 1964 San Rafael home has a great floorplan

Exterior shot of wood frame home with pitched carport making up entrance to post-and-beam home.
The home was designed by Claude Oakland and completed in 1964.
Photos via Renee Adelmann

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Location: San Rafael, California

Price: $1,395,000

This beautifully renovated home in San Rafael, California, was designed by Claude Oakland, who is considered one of the most prolific of Joseph Eichler’s architects and who created around 5,000 modern homes for the master builder.

Completed in 1964 and since updated, the bright and airy midcentury home boasts all the trappings of the period, including a dramatic open-plan great room with vaulted and beamed ceilings, skylights, brick fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and original globe lights.

Upon entering the 2,322-square-foot residence, one is greeted by a cozy family room that sets the mood for the rest of the space. A partition separates it from the rest of the breezy floorplan, which comprises the aforementioned great room, a dining area, and an updated kitchen with maple cabinets and breakfast area—all graciously lit by skylights above and clerestory and full-height glazing on the far ends.

Four bedrooms, two baths, outdoor entertaining opportunities, and a carport round out the property, which is located at at 1154 Idylberry Road. It’s offered at just under $1.4 million after a recent $30,000 price cut. Have a look.

Courtesy of Renee Adelmann