Monday, September 10, 2012

artistic eichler exactingly embellished

Another Eichler for sale in the coveted Orange Fairhaven tract. This one is a real beauty. What I love about it, almost more than the fact it is an Eichler, is the decor. The owners really know their mid-century modern. These pictures are courtesy of EichlerSoCal who holds the listing. Take a step inside ...

You are typically greeted by a rather plain front entry in an Eichler home. Honestly, these homes don't look like much from the outside.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

But surprise! A beautiful expansive atrium awaits just beyond the front door.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

This entry, paved in slate does not disappoint. Other details about the listing including the $690,000 price tag:
3824 E. Casselle Ave., Orange CA• Architect: Jones & Emmons
• Year Built: 1960
• Living Sq. Ft.: 1973
• Lot Size: 8712
• Bedrooms: 4
• Bathrooms: 2
• Garage: 1 car/carport
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Foam Roof

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

The listing states this was a Jones & Emmons architectural collaboration. As in A. Quincy Jones, who designed Sunnylands (which I got to visit in March--stunning). The fact that you can own super-famous architectural masterpieces for $690K astounds me.

Wrapped around the atrium lies the communal living spaces. Here is the family room. Appreciate the post and beam construction. Narrow rooms are not surprising. These were not big houses.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

And the living room--so many things to enjoy about the decor. Including an extremely traditional mid-century sofa. The fireplace is most likely concrete block painted white. The floor looks kind of like the slate, as an extension of the patio. The coffee table looks pure period authentic.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

An extremely stylish dining room with a period authentic most likely Danish modern table and chars. And a very typical mid-century bar cart. A Nelson Bubble Lamp is overhead. The dining room sits right on the atrium and gets a ton of light.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

Cool little hall and another Nelson Bubble lamp.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

And the kitchen, obviously totally remodeled in the required stainless steel and limestone counter tops from the design shows, but very nice for living and entertaining in the current day. 

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

A roomy master bedroom, nicely decorated. Comfortable yet stylish? 

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA


What looks to be the master bath. It is a little bit Pottery Barn (not that there is anything wrong with that).

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Another bedroom with QUITE the mid-century modern furniture collection.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

A very good size bedroom converted to an office with built-ins. It is a nice surprise that this house has four bedrooms as it is typical for a mid-century tract home to have only three. You can see the glass triangle cut out window. I really like how they laid out this office. Clean and functional.

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

And finally the fourth bedroom (not so mid-century, more like husband's furniture before wife--tell me am I wrong).

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

And the pretty backyard. Beautiful Giant Bird of Paradise (you may remember we hacked ours to pieces).

Eichler Fairhaven Orange CA

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4 comments:

  1. That's a great place! And you're right...it's so well decorated. I bet it sells quickly.

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    1. Dana, I almost emailed you to help me identify the furniture but it was getting late.

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  2. Beautifully appointed. I like the way they blended authentic furnishings with current pieces so the home doesn't look like a museum, but looks like a place in which one could be comfortable.

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    1. I think mid-century for the current century is a decent goal. A girl has gotta live. Right?

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