Single Serving of Eichler Living at the Beach

While this home was designed and built by architect Chris Abel, it’s easy to see the A. Quincy Jones design influences and if Joseph Eichler were to have built an attached home community, I’d imagine it would look just like this. 

And that’s really the crux of it. Joseph Eichler never built such accessible, entry-level homes in Southern California. And today, that holds true. There is very little available to the entry level coastal homebuyer, let anything with an awesome modern pedigree. And this particular example hits all of the right notes. For starters, it’s largely original. This is great for two BIG reasons: 1. The ceilings look like they have their original stain 2. It hasn’t been remuddled and you aren’t paying for someone else’s poorly-conceived “upgrades.”

Properties like this are interesting, because it’s a bit unconventional, I think most people will admit think of the reasons it won’t work: it’s only 912 square feet, there’s only 1 bathroom, there are bigger properties for less. But you really have to take a step back and be open to the idea of a different lifestyle than you were used to. The great news it, when you do want to do upgrades, everything is a bit less expensive because there’s much less material to buy. There is less furniture to purchase. And you’ll buy much less stuff in general — because you won’t have room for it.

It’s an adjustment for sure, but if you’re on a budget and you’ve always dreamed of coastal living and mid-century modern homes — really, it doesn’t get any better than this. This is the kind of home you’ll kick yourself for not taking a look at.

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206 Del Gado Road, San Clemente, CA 92672 (MLS # OC15258982)

(all data current as of 4/19/2019)
Price $465,000
Beds 2
Baths 1 bath
Home size 912 sq ft
Lot Size 1,306 sqft
Days on Market 197
Status Sold
Live the San Clemente Lifestyle! Chris Abel designed Mid-Century Modern by the Sea! Beautiful wood beam ceilings in the living room/dining, kitchen and bedrooms. Excellent floor plan with kitchen overlooking living room and patio. Light, bright and airy with skylight in bathroom, kitchen with built-ins, laundry area inside, plush carpets, plus front and rear patios! Enjoy the beautiful views from the living room, kitchen and front patio.The single detached garage is owned and maintained by the HOA and there is one additional parking space plus guest parking. Perfect for "Beach Close" full time living or vacation home.
The highly sought after community of Vista Pacific Del Gado is located within minutes to the the San Clemente Pier, Doheny Beach, Dana Point Harbor, San Clemente Train Station, New San Clemente Outlets, shopping & restrauants. The association amenities include swimming pool and clubhouse. Hurry, this won't last long!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 6/23/2016 Tract Vista Pacific Del Gado (VPD)
Year Built 1964 Community SN - San Clemente North
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Mar 8, '16 $488,000
Mar 8, '16 - Today $475,000

Additional Details

Lot 0.03 Area SN - San Clemente North
HOA Dues 299 | Monthly Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description Association,In Ground Sewer Sewer Connected
Stories 1 Subdivision Vista Pacific Del Gado (VPD)
Utilities Natural Gas,Water Meter on Property View Description City Lights,Hills
Water District/Public


Air None
Amenities Pool
Appliances Dishwasher, Gas Stove
Basement Foundation: Concrete Slab
Construction Stucco
Garage Assigned, Garage
Heat Forced Air
Interior Beamed Ceilings, Formica Counters, Open Floor Plan, Shower in Tub
Lot Description Planned Unit Development
Pool Yes
Style Modern
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Shirley Tenger, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

(view all details for MLS #OC15258982)

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