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4 midcentury homes you can buy right now

Rejoice, Eichler fans!

Palo Alto Eichler with red door gorgeousness. Photo via Keller Williams

Midcentury modern homes across the country are in abundance these days, but they’re also wildly popular, able to be bought and sold with relative ease and for lots of dough. And in the Bay Area, midcentury is synonymous with Joesph Eichler. While the noted developer was just that, a developer (a series of architects designed homes under his name), he’s synonymous with many midcentury abodes.

Most of his work can be found on the Peninsula, but he can also be seen in San Francisco, Belvedere, and beyond.

Here are four homes featuring Eichler-ian thumbprints—e.g., exposed beams, indoor-outdoor integration, and the all important retro vibes—all of them on the market right now.

Untouched 1959 gem at 850 Sonoma Road, Stanford

This in-tact 1959 Eichler featuring four beds, two baths, and 1,825 square feet is one of the more impressive ones on the market today—due in large part to the fact that it hasn’t been renovated beyond recognition—but there’s a catch: Only Stanford faculty can purchase this gem. Asking is $2,050,000. (Photos via Estately)

Rare split-level at 311 La Mesa Drive, Portola Valley

Designed by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, this Eichler comes with three bedrooms, two a half baths, and approximately 1,770 square feet. Noted for being one of the strongest Eichlers out there. From the roofline to the frame of the house to the (stunning) staircase, it's all comprised of 2x8 lumber bolted together. Asking is $2,399,000. [Modern Homes Realty]

Renovated midcentury at 3719 Starr King Circle, Palo Alto

Coming in at four beds, two bath, and 1,772 square feet, this 1952 Eichler was recently renovated to today’s tastes. But you can still see some of its former self via vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Asking is $2,298,000. (Keller Williams)

1959 remodeled Eichler at 3016 Greer, Palo Alto

Boasting four bedrooms, three baths, and approximately 2,277 square feet, this renovated Eichler comes with a pool. Refreshing! It also comes with a slew of new contemporary touches—hardwood floors, white walls galore, and a new kitchen. Will polarize midcentury fans, with purists being on one end. No matter, still quite the looker. Asking is $2,098,000. (Alain Pinel)