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San Rafael Eichler with atrium asks $1.29 million

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Circa-1966 midcentury comes with a garage converted into a guest suite

Photos courtesy of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Home of some of the most eye-grabbing Eichers, San Rafael doesn’t skip when it comes to midcentury marvels.

Take, for example, 1 Mount Susitna Court in San Rafael, a four-bed, three-bath, 2,064-square-foot home from the noted developer, which vaulted ceilings, signature brick fireplace, wraparound deck, and—best of all—a central atrium. The central courtyard was created, in part, as a way to boost sluggish sales, according to Eichler Network’s The Mystery of the Eichler Atrium. (There are, of course, other stories and theories about the birth of the Eichlerian atrium, which we implore you to read and debate.)

Atrium origin aside, this Marin County specimen remains a stunner. Sure, the flooring and track lighting might have overstayed their welcome (globe lighting, which would make an excellent replacement, will never go out of style), but it’s a looker nevertheless.

Also of note, according to the ad, the former owner was “a master craftsman who fabricated cabinetry in the kitchen, bathroom and closets, and converted the garage into a spacious guest suite.”

Asking is $1,295,000.

Guest suite.
Guest suite.
Guest suite.