ICONIC CALIFORNIA MID-CENTURY EICHLER
28 ARCANGEL WAY, SAN RAFAEL, CA
3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1,814 SF • 12,940 SF Lot • $1,415,000
Atrium Model Home • Spacious, 2 Parcel Lot
The Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle
This architecturally classic 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1814 square foot atrium model home built in 1960 was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons for Joseph Eichler. Walls of glass with 3M protective film capture the abundant light and nature all around allow for efficient passive solar. Showcasing clean lines and an open floor plan, this Eichler home is steeped in authentic original integrity and its design and décor have been featured in Elle Décor (UK, Italy, Netherlands and Asia editions), Dwell magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. It was also published in Living Modern: The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors (Thames and Hudson) and appeared in an episode of Dwell TV on HGTV. A popular location for photo shoots, the house has appeared in several catalogs, including Design Within Reach, and many ads. Its exemplary design and condition has also made it a favorite stop for many architectural tours.
The current owners have mindfully thought about the importance of renovation vs. preservation and their upgrades have brought the home up to today’s living standards, while keeping the original integrity of this architectural gem. Interior upgrades include a new foam roof, new VCT tile flooring, updated radiant boiler, Nelson Bubble lights throughout, newly tiled shower and tub, new water fixtures, Hunter Douglas window coverings in the office and bedroom, recently re-done laundry area, fully finished garage with built-in storage, and an alarm system. Watch Video Of Home On Dwell TV Here
Important original features that are still intact are the original shoji screen style closet doors, mint condition bathroom and kitchen cabinetry, working in-floor radiant heat, Philippine mahogany walls, and stunning exposed brick fireplace. The property has a one-car garage, plus a separate covered carport with an updated concrete driveway.
Originally built as the model home for this development, the house was ideally positioned in its surroundings. Consisting of two parcels (APN# 175-342-04 and 175-342-22), the oversized 12,940 square foot (.3 acres) lot is flat and park like, and partially backs to open space. Original landscape plans from the famed mid-century landscape architect Robert Royston still exist for the property, which has been updated with new irrigation/drip systems, new retaining wall, gopher wire under the lush lawn and outdoor accent lighting. The side yard off the kitchen is very wide and has plenty of room for an organic produce garden. The yard is the perfect size for a buyer that may want the flexibility of adding a pool or standalone structure.
The legacy of this masterpiece will hopefully last for years to come, as the owners are ready to pass the torch to the new caretakers to enjoy its beauty and magnificence.
Video Credit: Dwell / Fine Living Network