Architect Leon Meyer’s carousel style lives on in the East Bay hills, and at least one seller evidently thinks demand for the midcentury architect’s signature circular style is set to soar (or spin?) through the roof.
1874 Meadow Lane in Walnut Creek is not the first Meyer house to pop up on the market recently. Oakland’s 46 Melvin Court sold for $850,000 in the summer of 2015, for example.
But the four bed, three bath, 1976 pad near the winding crook of Tice Creek listed for top dollar in September, a $1.69 million plus asking price that’s more than double the $750,000 it went for just last year.
(When you flip a round house, is it called rolling instead?)
You’ve got to and it to them, though, this might be the ultimate expression of Meyer’s 360 degree vision, from the spiral stairs to the fanning beams spreading out to the edge of every room, and those endless banks of windows.
This is one of six Meyer homes dotting the East Bay, and the view of the rolling golden Walnut Creek slopes compliments its pillbox spread to perfection.
- 1874 Meadow Lane [JNL Group]
- Awesome Round House in Oakland [Curbed SF]
- King of the Round House [Eichler Network]