An Eichler double A-frame with a pool in San Rafael asks $1.9 million

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Devotees of the school of Joseph Eichler, the Bay Area real estate developer who brought midcentury modern architecture to neighborhoods across California, need only see the signature double A-frame to know the pedigree of this Marin County home.

The 1965 home's single-story build retains the original floor plan and finishes, marked by an open air courtyard and glass panes that flank the front door.


In a standard Eichler layout, the living area resides under a pitched, wood-clad ceiling with exposed beams and is hugged by high windows at each end. The room has a brick fireplace and midcentury-style pendant lighting. The room flows openly into the dining room which has a lower ceiling for an intimate feel; behind this is a galley kitchen with open counter seating. Hallways on either side of the home lead to five bedrooms in all. The master has a sliding glass door for stepping out into the yard.

Situated on a spacious cul-de-sac lot, the house offers an indoor/outdoor lifestyle with a wavy pool in the backyard and access to shared community amenities including tennis courts, horse stables, a playground, club house, and open space hiking and biking trails in the Upper Lucas Valley.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 2

Size: 2,130 square feet

Asking price: $1,900,000

// 20 Mount Diablo Cir. (San Rafael); for more information, visit compass.com.

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