Joseph Eichler Home Masterfully Renovated for the 21st Century
Enjoy this mid-century modern Eichler masterfully restored to preserve and enhance what architect Joseph Eichler called “boldness, change, and optimism through indoor/outdoor living.” Eichler’s revolutionary style of an open and flowing floor plan takes center stage combined with 21st century engineering and lifestyle options thoughtfully added in the renovation. The home celebrates signature details like radiant-heated floors, entire walls of glass, vaulted ceilings, and original Philippine mahogany paneling. The clean lines of the design have been opened even further for a free-flowing floor plan that connects with the outdoors at every turn opening to courtyards and gardens that wrap around the corner lot.
Unifying the entire home are large subway-set porcelain tiled floors beneath wood-paneled ceilings with exposed beams and numerous skylights. Vertical wall paneling recalls the home’s original details and much of it has been restored, including the mahogany that defines the dining room. The focal point of the design is the central gallery with its towering cathedral ceiling crowned by a skylight and four mid-century modern George Nelson cigar lights. At each end, floor-to-ceiling glass with integrated sliding doors looks out to newly landscaped gardens and sun-swept patios for outdoor living. The rear of the home has been fully opened with a spacious dining area and modern all-white kitchen – all lined with floor-to-ceiling glass and sliding doors to the inviting and private rear yard. Another George Nelson light, a signature saucer bubble pendant, defines the dining area while a tremendous skylight fills the kitchen with brilliant natural light. Swedish lacquered cabinetry is topped in quartz slab, including a waterfall-wrapped island, for a sleek modern finish with integrated stainless steel appliances.
The home’s 3 bedrooms and 2 baths are thoughtfully arranged for the utmost in privacy. The master bedroom suite benefits from a seamless connection to the rear yard, a walk-in closet, and en suite bath with ceiling rainspout shower. Secluded in their own wing, two additional bedrooms are served by a full bath and adjacent laundry area. New finishes of penny tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen combined with period globe pendant lights in the bedrooms and hallway honor the home’s heritage while updating it for today. Behind the scenes, all new plumbing and electrical along with a new TPO roof add the finishing touches for 21st century living.
Rounding out the appeal of this remarkable home is its excellent location on a low-traffic cul-de-sac just one block to waterfront Gull Park with sandy beach, close to schools (two blocks to Audubon Elementary), and one-half mile to the Bay Trail for miles of walking and biking. Major employer headquarters like Gilead Science, Visa, Sony, and Oracle are minutes away and San Francisco International Airport is just a 15-minute drive. Plus, with Foster City’s easy access to commute routes and its midway convenience between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, this is indeed the perfect place to call home!
For more information about the restoration and additional photos, see the section below,
Facts and Figures
- Offered at $1,850,000
- Sold for $1,850,000
- 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
- 1,595 sq. ft. home, per paid vendor
- 6,674 sq. ft. lot, per county records
- Built in 1965
- Audubon Elementary, Bowditch Middle, and Hillsdale High School (buyer to verify)
- Listed on May 20th, 2020
Listed by Raziel Ungar