Eichler: Groundhog Day Edition


Do you ever get a feeling of deja vu, like it’s Groundhog Day, the movie? Well, if you’re feeling that way right now, you HAVE seen this home for sale before. It sold just five months ago for $885k. This Eichler is located in the Fairmeadow Tract, and is the most popular model.

Having toured this home several times, I think the most remarkable feature is the unique pool and landscaping. Mature, grown-in landscaping is neither easy or cheap, nor is it fast to obtain. The pool is a very unique parabolic shape (most pools have flat sides, perpendicular to the ground) so it creates a very unusual reflection of light and refraction of the pool bottom. The previous owners also did a very common kitchen modification which opens things up and makes it possible to see the pool from all public spaces within the house — pretty cool.

The style is unique, and I think this is one of those homes where you will either love it or hate it. Love it and this is a chance to get a very-close-to-turnkey Eichler for less than the high watermark sales in the tract. If I had to describe the style, I would say it’s modern-meets-Miami. The color scheme plays to both art deco and tropical sensibilities. It’s definitely not a traditional upgrade and there are moments that I think the styling clashes with the Eichler architecture, appearing a bit too fussy (the black trim immediately comes to mind, drawing your eyes towards the baseboards and door casings — an odd place for your mind’s focus).

But with that said, it’s a home that needs very little with a great yard, pool, and quiet interior tract location. It’s also the ONLY active Eichler on the market right now.

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1780 North Ridgewood Street, Orange, CA 92865 (MLS # OC16001278)

(all data current as of 4/19/2019)
Price $870,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,727 sq ft
Lot Size 8,799 sqft
Days on Market 128
Status Sold
What a wonderful opportunity for this Mid-Century Modern home. Eichler Fairmeadow community in Orange with an interior location and desirable afternoon sun orientation on a corner lot with beautiful pool. Eichlers' are world renowned in the Architectural community for their California Modernism designs with walls of Glass providing views all around of the luscious gardens. Architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons were ahead of their time in creating these homes that have only increased in desirability and esteem over the years. Smooth transitions from interior to the exterior with pool and Atrium that the home is built around. Remodeled, remodeled, and remodeled with newer bamboo floors, dual zone heating and Air Conditioning, designer lighting, kitchen that is open to living room, family room, and dining room. Both bathrooms have also been updated to the quality you would expect to find and the master bath has a nice large closet. You will not be disappointed in this home or the lifestyle it represents!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 5/12/2016 Tract
Year Built 1963 Community 75 - Orange, Orange Park Acres
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Orange Unified
Elementary School Taft
Jr. High School Cerro Vila
High School Villa Park

Additional Details

Lot 0.202 Area 75 - Orange, Orange Park Acres
HOA Dues 0 Parking 2 Carport: 1
Pool Description Private,Heated Sewer Sewer In Street,Sewer Paid
Stories 1 Utilities District/Public; Sewer In Street,Sewer Paid;
View Description Courtyard,Pool Water District/Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Barbecue, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Stove, Microwave
Basement Foundation: Concrete Slab
Construction Glass, Wood
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Heat Forced Air
Interior Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Granite Counters, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Kitchen Island, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Open Floor Plan, Remodeled Kitchen, Shower
Lot Description Access via City Streets, Back Yard, Corner Lot, Corners Established, Front Yard, Garden, Landscaped, Level with Street, Sprinkler System, Yard
Master on Main Yes
Pool Yes
Style Modern
View Yes


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Brett Wyland, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage

(view all details for MLS #OC16001278)

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