When we saw this well-cared-for Eichler in San Rafael, we liked it right away. It's got an abundance of floor-to-ceiling glass, skylights poking through those classic beamed ceilings, and a big wood-paneled kitchen tucked under the upslope of the roof, making it a good deal airier than a lot of midcentury kitchens. The four-bed, three-bath, 2,118-square-foot house was built in 1965 and it last sold in 2006 for $322.5K. Per the brokerbabble, the current owner made some upgrades—adding a bathroom, a large foyer, and a family room—which helps explain the new list price's near-triple somersault to $915K. We get excited anytime an owner doesn't embark on a path of haphazard destruction, but this $725K five-bed in Oakland, with its extra bedroom, irresistible A-frame, and au naturel wood ceilings, looks like the better buy.
· 648 Las Colindas Rd [Eichler for Sale]
· WTF: Abused Eichler Sells for Nearly as Much as Nice Eichler [Curbed SF]
· Your $765K Eichler is Waiting for You (However, It's in Oakland) [Curbed SF]