Showstopping Eichler in Palo Alto asks $2.6M


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    A beautiful A-frame Eichler, this Palo Alto home asks $2.598M– and will likely get that or more.

    A beautiful A-frame Eichler, this Palo Alto home asks $2.598M– and will likely get that or more.


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A beautiful A-frame Eichler, this Palo Alto home asks $2.598M– and will likely get that or more.

A beautiful A-frame Eichler, this Palo Alto home asks $2.598M– and will likely get that or more.



Photo: Circle Visions


Eichlers, once thought of as an economical way to house the middle-class, now command millions of dollars in the Bay Area–especially in Palo Alto. Here we have a rather striking example of this mid-century style, priced at $2.598 million.

The home


This Eichler was built in 1962, when mid-century architecture was reaching its zenith in popularity. But this example is unique in that it is an A-frame (rather than the more common style in which a roof is flat on one side and vaulted on the other).

The home is also built around an enclosed atrium. This feature, which allows most rooms in the house to look out on a private landscape, is also fairly rare.

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It’s also rare to find such preservation. Though the kitchen and baths have clearly been updated over the decades, the mid-century vibe is alive and well in the exposed brick hearth, many generous windows, and wood-paneled walls.


Overall, 188 Ferne offers five bedrooms and two baths in 2,007 square feet.

The property

The home enjoys an 8,268-square-foot lot that features flowering trees, raised beds, and a brick patio.

The location

Prime Palo Alto real estate like this, close to the Greenmeadow Community Association for year-round swimming, Mitchell Park, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, and Charleston Shopping Center, won’t come cheaply.

Thus, whatever Eichler intended with his original designs, no one should be surprised by a $2.598 million price tag.

And probably we shouldn’t be surprised either, given the beauty of this home, that it went pending in 15 days.

See the full listing here. 

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.


Article source: https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Showstopping-Eichler-in-Palo-Alto-asks-2-6M-13764354.php

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