Love California modernism but stuck on the East Coast? Check out this five-bedroom, two-bath home near the New York-New Jersey border, about 45 minutes north of Manhattan. One of just three houses by famed midcentury developer Joseph Eichler on the East Coast, the post-and-beam home was built in 1962 and features classic midcentury modern style.
The open-sky atrium is the focal point of the home, and an open-plan living room boasts Eichler’s trademark walls of glass and a double A-frame roof. The home was last on the market in 2017 and recently underwent a facelift in preparation for a feature in a sci-fi film starring Colin Farrell. Upgrades included a new roof, new windows, paint, modern kitchen and new wooden floors in a wide-plank, herringbone pattern.
The current listing photos are unfortunately unstaged, but the home still shines with its exposed beams, wood-burning fireplace, and a master suite that accesses the backyard through a sliding glass door. The best news for fans of California Eichlers: This New York version is exponentially less expensive than most found in the sunshine state. Although Eichlers were originally designed as affordable family homes, they now fetch million dollar price tags.
Interested in your own East Coast Eichler? 130 Grotke Road is on the market now for $575,000.