The pictures from the listing looked suitably colorful and the lines looked right. I decided to pop up the freeway and take a look for myself.
The real estate agent, Chris Merritt of First Team Real Estate, kindly let me take pictures. Here is the typical street facing view of an Eichler with its absence of street-facing windows.
The home has had very little work done to it over the years which means there is nearly nothing to undo. Architectural purists like homes in this condition.
Front entry with a vibrant orange door.
The house has its original terrazzo flooring extending from the atrium into the home. Inside the floors have radiant heat as well. I love the slatted patio cover over the atrium and the angle of the roof. The listing states that this home was once feature in Sunset magazine. So was ours supposedly but I can't find the article for the life of me.
View from the living room out to the atrium. Exposed post and beam construction makes me happy.
The living room area is the center of the house, connecting the kitchen to the bedrooms. This Eichler has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,729 square-feet on a magnificent 9,148 square-foot lot. Asking price is $769,000. Last sold in 2001 according to Zillow for $370,000.
The home is owned by an artist who has moved, but has left a few things to stage it nicely.
The terrazzo floor is in reasonable shape. Just needs a good cleaning. Next area is the kitchen. It is also pretty original. The kitchen cabinets may have been upgraded at one time from the original plywood. The tile top looks like a replacement as well.
Lower cabinet on the room divider separating the dining room from the kitchen looks fairly original on the bottom.
Looking from the dining room back into the kitchen.
This home is big for its day. It also includes a family room off the kitchen. The lighting looks original or suitably appropriate.
I try to get vintage glass shots in whenever possible.
Here is a nice angle on the room divider.
Okay, down the hall we go for the bedrooms and bathrooms. This is the master. You can tell because it has an en suite.
These may be original closet doors, jazzed up with paint.
Requisite bathroom with door to the outside.
Cool bedroom or office off the atrium. Would be a wonderful place to work.
Back down the hall we go. Atrium is on the right. Bold color is all over this home.
The backyard of this home is GLORIOUS. Huge by Southern California standards. Love the angles on this house.
Love the slatted patio cover. Love. And back out we go.
Exiting through the bright orange door.
Somebody is going to be very happy here. As I said, there is really not much to tear out, but you could have a heck-of-a-time spiffing it all up. Great bones, wonderful lines and nobody fiddled with it all these years.