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San Rafael Eichler with pool asks $1.2 million

This Marin County home is a showstopper

Photo by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Marin Modern Real Estate

Unlike Palo Alto specimens, the Eichler models in San Rafael are, for many, the preferable midcentury model care of the noted developer. These beauties tend to feature better midcentury elements, like atriums and A frames, than their Silicon Valley counterparts.

Take, for example, this sea-green gem at 1295 Idylberry. Coming in at four bedrooms, two baths, and 1,881 square foot, it’s been upgraded since 1964 to feature contemporary new flooring, designer fixtures, and sheetrock in all bedrooms. However,, blessedly and refreshingly, most of its period aura remains intact.

Wood paneling can still be found throughout the home, including the dining room and living room, and globe lighting still illuminates the space. Neither a chunk of Carrera marble nor hint of recessed can found here. Phew. (Though purists might raise an eyebrow at the painted beams and ceilings.)

Asking is $1,250,000.

1295 Idylberry [Marin Modern Real Estate]