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Interior Porn: Pimp My Eichler

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Thanks to Oakland blogger Leah Hennen who, after hoofing it through a collection of Eichler homes on a recent home tour hosted by the Oakland Heritage Alliance, posted up some gorgeous photos of a truly enviable home. Owner Peter Rafanan, an Oakland native and audiovisual designer did not f*ck around while retooling this 1963 specimen: After purchasing the home 2 years ago, Rafanan embarked upon a $300,000 renovation mission, stripping the poor baby of 30 years' worth of "remuddlings," as he kindly calls them. Seismic retrofit? Check. Electrical panel upgrade? Ditto. "[I] installed security, audiovisual, and control systems, and added low-voltage cabling for phones, data, and video lines ... There’s an entry phone at the front door tied in to the phone system, allowing me to screen visitors and open the door using any phone in the house." Paranoia? Hardly— we'd have a blinged out security system, too, if this were our home. (Post Script: Now this is the best use of white cabinetry— from IKEA, no less— that we've yet seen. Very well played, sir.)

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[ For more shots of this Eichler home visit Flickr user forepj; Images courtesy forepj via More Ways to Waste Time ]