Joseph Eichler is renowned for his Mid-Century modern tract housing developments throughout California. His Modernist architectural style, frequently referred to as "California Modern", include distinct features such as glass walls, open floors plans, exposed post and beam construction, flat or low-sloping A-framed roofs, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and 'spartan facades with clean geometric lines' that have few if any front-facing windows. One of Eichler's signature concepts was to incorporate the indoors with the out by using skylights, atriums and private, protected patios and courtyards.
This custom 5 bedroom 3 bath Eichler home in Marin County sits along the shores of Belvedere Lagoon between Belvedere Island and the Tiburon Peninsula. Built in 1964, this 3,290 square foot residence underwent a $300,000 remodel in 2013 that included interior refinishing, new electrical and plumbing and other upgrades all while retaining many of it's classic Eichler features.
As is typical of Eichler's designs, from the front, this unassuming home doesn't divulge what lies beyond the entry door. Inside are soaring glass walls and skylights that fill the home with natural light, an open floor plan, exposed wood ceilings and many of the designer's California Modern touches.
The one iconic element not included is the private enclosed courtyard but it does afford expansive views of the lagoon as well as a pool and new boat dock.
Located at 42 Lagoon Road, this incredible one-of-a-kind Eichler is currently on the market for an equally impressive asking price of $4,295,000. This Marin County home is truly a piece of historic real estate eye candy!
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Photos courtesy of Pacific Union.