1961 Eichler in San Rafael Made New Again, $1.475MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 23 Cabrillo Court, San Rafael
What: A 4/5-bed, 3-bath Eichler classic built in 1961 and recently renovated– sympathetically and with a lot of style– for a fresh start to its next half-century. The .30-acre lot has room for a pool and backs up to Terra Linda open space.
What We Love: While Joseph Eichler was a pioneer in using radiant heating systems, a half-century later the old systems can be the Achilles’ Heel of these vintage classics. Here, the system has been completely replaced; new floors are an elegant, large-scale porcelain tile throughout.
Below, the reinvented kitchen is the hub of the house.
A glimpse of the skylit master suite, below. Throughout the house, closets have new sliding panels– a sleek, contemporary interpretation of Eichler’s original closet doors.
More: Head over to the Marin Modern’s exemplary site for the property, plus there’s an open house on Sunday, June 19 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. For more about everything Eichler (and his extraordinary career as a developer) the Eichler Network is an invaluable resource.