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San Rafael Eichler, now sporting a major renovation, seeks $1.29M

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Sleek and sparse

Photos courtesy of Engel and Völkers

While some midcentury diehards may turn their noses up at such renovation heresy, this delightful San Rafael Eichler, located at 705 Montecillo Road, is refreshing and modern take on the austere ’50s style.

Built in 1955, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,786-square-foot home still comes with a bit of its original charm, like the exposed posts and beams and a courtyard atrium. But most of the home appears new, from the slightly reworked layout to the track lighting to the white ceilings, care of a recent renovation.

The contemporary fireplace, a black stylized cubic number, is a treat. And the refurbished patio would prove ideal for anyone who wants to throw a few fetes in the Marin County enclave. Overall, a lovely home that, while lacking most of its period details, now packs the kind of panache aimed at today’s tech dollars.

Asking is $1,299,000; it’s listed through Kathleen Diringer of Engel and Völkers.