The ironic twist about Eichlers is that these prized homes were conceived so that middle-income buyers could purchase well-designed homes at a reasonable price. Well, that’s all in the past. Alas. Because today midcentury-modern design is hot and people are willing to pay for it.
Take, for example, the Eichelr specimen at 3487 Janice Way in Palo Alto. Featuring four beds, two baths, and 1,698 square feet, it has greatly benefitting from a cool-blue makeover since it last sold in 2016.
The old tile has been mercifully replaced with new laminate flooring. (Original Eichelrs usually came equipped with cork flooring, which is rare to find these days.) The kitchen has also been remodeled.
Yet, thankfully, most of the signature elements of the noted developer remain—exposed beamed ceiling, globe lighting, and more. No open floor plan for this beauty, too. Whew.
Asking is $2,395,000.
- 3487 Janice Way [Denise Simons, Alain Pinel Realtors]
- Eichlers [Curbed SF]