Here we have a 1956 Edgewood Eichler—one of the homes added after the historic Green Gables tract went in nearby in 1950—and it's a stunner. The owners, who picked up the Anshen & Allen-designed home in 2011 for $1.288 million, made some updates, such as the addition of the arched windows visible in the breakfast nook. At some point the pendant lights got changed out, several rooms got done over in pastel paint, and a brand-new kitchen with a Viking range went in. The stone facade is ugly enough to be original—which the broker confirmed, sans the ugly part—but we remain steadfastly thrilled with the wood ceilings left au naturel and the gleaming wood floors, which look more recent. We do, however, deeply regret the raised sinks in the bathroom, which looks like a cross between the respectably utilitarian tract house we want and the circa-1990s sushi restaurant we are trying to escape.
One downside to the home, which is seeking a sizable $2.29 million, is that it's practically in the shadow of 101.
But: there's also a treehouse out back, and it is, as you'd expect, tastefully modest—though it's an A-frame! We must wonder if such warring roof structures would fly over in Green Gables proper, which has its historic designation to worry about.
· Green Gables Eichlers/Edgewood Eichlers, Palo Alto [Eichler for Sale]
· 2134 Edgewood Dr, Palo Alto [Vincent Choi, Portico Realty & Investment]