If you didn’t get a chance to see this home, we’d be happy to show it to you. This isn’t our listing, but we’d be happy to give you the in-person tour and our thoughts. This house has had an interesting history — and I think it’s important to start there.
First off, I want to give a HUGE round of applause for bringing back the atrium. Several owners ago, the atrium of this Eichler was enclosed, glass and sliders removed, and perhaps worst of all — concrete was poured to bring the floor level with the rest of the house. Restoring this was no small undertaking — and it’s the kind of thing most people would have just skipped over as too costly, difficult, and expensive.
With that said, I can’t help but get the feeling that the investors ran out time, money, and perhaps patience. This is not the Eichler for those that are sticklers for the details. Period-correct Arcadia sliding doors were sourced for the atrium restoration, but they came from another model and don’t fit exactly right (one is too narrow and the other too tall). The overall effect is something “not quite right.” It’s a small detail and most people probably wouldn’t notice.
The interior is completely redone, with what I think is the “best” reconfiguration of the kitchen in this model. The multi-purpose room was never very big and I like utilizing the entire space for the kitchen — it’s where most guests end up anyway. And by reducing the wall to the dining room, everything flows. Additionally, there is an addition (rimshot!) off the master bedroom that addresses the two biggest complaints: a small master bath and limited closet space. It works.
My only other real complaint is some of the styling. Great mid-century modern design is effortless — like watching BB King play the guitar — it’s deceptively simple-looking. Things here feel like they’re trying just a little too hard. Case in point, the sliding cabinets door in the kitchen and the navy blue glass tiles. It’s just too much. The best Eichler remodels show a little restraint. Also, I feel like it’s a shame they redid the entire house without addressing the front — again, I think it might be a time-money oversight.
This house is a great opportunity for someone who needs a move-in ready Eichler. Yes, it backs to Taft. But it’s done, expanded, and has a pool. If you’re in the market, you need to consider this one.
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