Last August, the minty green Eichler at 1027 Duncan Street in the Diamond Heights Eichler 'hood listed for $1.299 million to little fanfare. Just four grainy photos accompanied the listing, betraying little more than some curtained windows and a kitchen in need of updating. The four-bed, two-point-five-bath abode changed hands in October for $1.2 million, and since then the owners have taken it through a renovation that was as speedy as it was total. The made-over house has been fitted with bamboo-panel walls and bamboo floors in a contemporary, eco-minded riff on what the home might have looked like when Claude Oakland built it for Eichler in 1961.
Before photos from the property's August 2014 listing
The new asking price, $1.995 million, marks a more than 50 percent increase over last fall's sale price, and from the amount of work that appears to have been done, it seems like a fair trade.
The plank ceilings are painted white, which does brighten up the house and keep the place from feeling like a wood box, even if the choice to paint is controversial among Eichler purists—then again, so are bamboo floors. This house, with its clean midcentury staging, is more about mood than detail (just ask the sconces and the, er, barn door on the master bedroom).
· 1027 Duncan Street (2014 Listing) [Redfin]
· How Postwar Icon Joseph Eichler Built a Suburb in the Middle of San Francisco [Curbed SF]
· 1027 Duncan Street [Claudia Siegel]