Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Real Estate Stalking - Gorgeous Midcentury Modern Eichler

There are so many gorgeous rooms in this house I couldn't
decide which one to showcase first. I decided to settle for
the kitchen. I don't know if many of you know, but I am a
huge fan of Midcentury modern Eichler homes. This one
just came onto the market north of San Francisco and it is
absolutely gorgeous. It's a gallery Eichler styled home that
was very tastefully renovated and the home was extended
to 2,400 square feet. I'm not even a huge fan of gallery
kitchens but I like this one.

Now to pull back from the grandeur
to a more humble entrance.

Eichler homes are always designed with atriums in the
middle of the home - it's sort of a signature of the unique
architectural style.

This atrium or courtyard is absolutely fabulous -
complete with the perfectly balanced landscaping.

Always tons of windows that let a lot of light in.

With prominent ceiling beams. It's neat that
the flooring to this room is sealed cement.

A cozy little dining area.

And a very spacious master bedroom - again with
the floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors.

This looks like a small bathroom - but it's not.

It's a gorgeous bathroom complete with a full tub and
glass enclosed shower. Whoever designed and chose
the fixtures and the furniture in the home did a fantastic

Here's another look at the lovely bathroom.

This photo really says it all - quintessential midcentury
modern design. It's absolutely wonderful.

What's great is that this home has a view as well.

You don't find many midcentury modern homes in such
fantastic condition and with such views. Now if I only had
$1,550,000 USD laying around...

Hope you enjoyed the tour.

Eichler Homes: Design for Living

In the meantime, if you're interested
in seeing or reading more about Eichler
homes, here are a couple of great books.

Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds
the American Dream

This book is in black and white. The Eichler
home is named after Joseph Eichler who initially
designed these homes en masse. Can you imagine
owning a track home that looked like the above
home? He designed huge tracts of track homes in
the 1950's and 1960's. To this day, his homes are
highly in demand and they are still as hip as ever.
His firm designed and built over 11,000 homes in
Northern and Southern California and they've come
to be known as simply "Eichlers."


vicki archer said...

What about those views - extraordinary, xv.

eichler said...

and if your interested in buying or learning more about this Eichler home in Marin, please contact Renee Adelmaann (the listing agent) at

Yoli said...

Oh sweet Karen, I ABSOLUTELY love this!!!

Tricia Mitchell said...

This is a gorgeous home. While I am a traditionalist at my core, I really think I could be comfortable in this space. While being open it is not cold or sparse but has a good balance.

Tricia - Avolli

Katherine Lee said...

Have you seen the post I did about the Eichler house numbers? There's a whole website devoted to them, and they're super cool; a great way to have a little slice of Eichler for yourself. Great post as usual my dear!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

sunday mornings said...

mid-century is sooo not my style but that i absolutely love the spa-like bathroom!!

Down Pillow said...

Gorgeous house - not my usual style, but I love how it's clean & modern, but not sterile. said...

This house is fabulous. The natural lighting is great, and the open courtyard is a dream of mine!!

Carolina Eclectic said...

This house is SO beautiful, it hurts!
But I'll deal w/ the pain:)

DesignTies said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love, love, LOVE the atrium!!! I need to have a house with an atrium one of these days...

Also love the bathroom and all the big windows and the view from the deck :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

K said...

The bathroom stole my heart!

Lucinda said...

I am dieing, and ready to move in tomorrow.

Urban Flea said...

Thanks so much for the comment over at Urban Flea! Isn't it nuts they've got a site devoted just to the house numbers? All I can say is I'm kind of in love. Thanks again for the comment my dear! Cheers!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Tempurpedic said...

such a beautiful house
thanks for sharing

Mike said...

A beautiful house is a understatement. This house rocks. I love the bathroom the most. Small but cute.