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Extreme Eichler makeover in San Rafael asks $1.5M

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1957 midcentury receives a 2018 look

Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Renee Adelmann / Marin Modern Real Estate

Sold in 2016 for a mere $690,000 (per Redfin), this midcentury home, built in 1957 by Joseph Eichler, has seen several iterations over the years. Its most recent: a dramatic overhaul from the studs up, a renovation that showcases, however slight, the original integrity of the iconic developer.

Some purists may wince at the contemporary revamp—the painted ceiling is sure to rub fusspots the wrong way. But it’s still a looker, at least in the eyes of today’s homebuyer.

Featuring four beds, two baths, 1,805 square feet, 595 Blackberry Lane now comes with an open-floor plan, new kitchen and bathrooms, a covered patio, and more. But the home still tips it hat to its roots care of vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

Asking is $1,525,000.