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Joseph Eichler homes in Marin County including Eichler properties in Lucas Valley, Terra Linda, Marinwood, San Anselmo and Mill Valley, California.

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Landscape Design for an Eichler or Mid-Century Modern Home - Before & After

Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 4:31pm. 462 Views, 2 Comments.

Clients Sharlene and Joel purchased their Upper Lucas Valley Eichler in the summer of 2011.  Over the past couple of years they have completely transformed the landscaping to compliment the clean lines of their home. Since many Marin Modern clients are Eichler homeowners or drawn to modern architecture, I asked Sharlene to share her vision and inspiration for the design.

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Vision:

Sharlene's vision started from the point of view that an Eichler is like an Ikebana - less is more, and empty space is just as important as the flower. The landscape should draw your eye to the architecture. With all of the glass along the back of the home it's important to have something interesting to look at while inside. When done…

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Gas Fireplace Inserts: Marin County

Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 8:23am. 270 Views, 0 Comments.

Gas Fireplace inserts: Marin County

Do love the warmth and ambiance of a cozy fire but are frustrated by the limitations of your current fireplace, no burn days and the cost and storage of wood? A gas fireplace insert may be a great option for you.

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I've always loved a natural wood fire; the ritual of preparing the fire, the smell and the crackle.  However, I live in an Eichler and my fireplace, like most Eichler's, has a wide opening and a short chimney above the roof. This combination most often leads to a smoky home and a lot of disappointing attempts to create a cozy living room experience. A few years ago, unwilling at the time to give up on my traditional fireplace, I had a smoke guard, gas log starter and taller stack…

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10 Things I Love about San Rafael, CA 94903

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 9:37am. 619 Views, 0 Comments.

10 Things I Love about the 94903 zip code

Growing up in San Rafael 94901, I didn't venture much into the Northern part of San Rafael except for an occasional trip to the bid "E" at Northgate Mall, a summer splash at the Terra Linda rec center pool and of course my annual adventure to the Marin County Fair.  In fact, as a SRHS Bulldog, Terra Linda was the rivalling land.  All that changed when I bought my first house in the early ‘90's in Terra Linda.  It was a mid-century modern home and the beginning of my new found love for the 94903 zip code. Over the last 20 years I have lived in Terra Linda and Lower Lucas Valley. The following are 10, of the many  things, I love about 94903. There are so manymore...what are your favorite…

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733 Appleberry Drive, San Rafael - New Eichler Listing in Lower Lucas Valley

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:05pm. 569 Views, 0 Comments.

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I'm excited to present my newest Eichler listing, a very tastefully updated Eichler home located at 733 Appleberry Drive, San Rafael (see: www.733Appleberry.com) which was just listed for sale at $875,000.

Built in 1958, this 4 bedroom Eichler home has been extensively (yet tastefully!) updated and is ready for you to move right in!  Property features include:

  • Open 4BR/2BA floorplan with walls of glass throughout
  • Expanded living area (garage conversion which expanded the family room) 
  • Updated kitchen with granite countertops and newer appliances
  • Remodeled bathrooms
  • Updated, contemporary flooring with cozy in-floor radiant heating underfoot
  • Foam roof
  • Located in the desirable Dixie School District, this home offers close proximity to…

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8 Cabrillo Court - New Eichler Listing with Swimming Pool

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:28pm. 463 Views, 0 Comments.

Eichler listing for sale.  8 Cabrillo Ct is listed by Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern. 

I wanted to let our clients and friends know about my newest Eichler listing at 8 Cabrillo Ct in San Rafael.

I just had the home staged and professionally photographed (and you'll see it on the MLS later this week) however I wanted to give folks an opportunity to learn more about the property before it hits the market and in advance of the first public open house this Sunday from 1-4pm.   

8 Cabrillo Court is a 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom, atrium model Eichler home located in San Rafael's Terra Linda neighborhood.  Property feaures include:

  • Open & airy atrium-model floor plan with floor to ceiling glass throughout,
  • Working radiant heat with upgraded boiler,
  • Expanded master bedroom & updated baths,
  • Expanded kitchen with gas cooktop,
  • updated…

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648 Las Colindas Rd, San Rafael - Eichler just listed for $915,000

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:54pm. 544 Views, 0 Comments.

Eichler listed for sale by Marin Modern Real Estate. 

I wanted to let my clients and friends know that I just listed a stylish and sophisticated Eichler Home at 648 Las Colinda Road in San Rafael.  

Larger than most neighboring homes,  the home has a spacious feel with 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom, 2 car garage,  2,118 square foot Eichler home (per tax records) is ready to move right into! It is rare that a home has been so meticulously maintained and cared for by the owner like this one.

Some of the wonderful features of this house include working radiant heat, an updated foam roof, sheet rock, hardwood parquet floors, newer marble flooring in living room and patio to create a blurred indoor/outdoor space,  The expanded floor plan was built to create a more usable and efficient home and…

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Stunning atrium model Eichler Home in Upper Lucas Valley - Just Listed!

Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:43am. 546 Views, 0 Comments.

Marin Modern Eichler listing in Upper Lucas Valley. 

I'm pleased to present my newest Eichler listing at 31 Mt Foraker in San Rafael.

This amazing 4 bedroom/2 bathroom 1882 square foot (per tax records) atrium model Eichler home with a 2 car garage is simply a wonderful property. This remodeled and well cared for home is the epitome of quality, style, and sophistication. The light filled kitchen is updated, has a pantry, a large extra bonus hobby/laundry room, and opens to a cozy family room. The home has numeroud skylights, a foam roof, an  updated radiant boiler, and more!

Enjoy sitting in your open living room with glass walls and a wood burning fireplace and  taking in expansive views of lush green hills. The home has a well manicured and landscaped large flat yard with an…

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Terra Linda...The Northern Area of San Rafael

Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:35am. 547 Views, 0 Comments.

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In 1874, San Rafael began as a sleepy city of 160 acres and 600 residents.  By 1880, the population had reached 2,276.  It became the county's government seat and grew to a population of 8,570 by 1940.  The north end of San Rafael, the area now known as Terra Linda, was largely ranch and dairy land.   Most of this area was owned by the Manuel T. Freitas family, a Portugese family who owned and operated a large dairy.

The Terra Linda area came into being in 1954.  A gentleman, Cal Wheeler, began building what was called The Terra Linda Master Plan, a planned community which included a shopping center (The Terra Linda Shopping Center), homes, community sites and local school sites.  After World War II,…

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Napa Valley Festival del Sole

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 2:49pm. 739 Views, 0 Comments.

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A special wine country treat awaits you July 11-20...The Napa Valley Festival del Sole is a fine wine and food festival, an arts festival and a music festival all wrapped into one amazing event throughout the valley.   In it's 9th  year, the festival offers dozens of concerts and a hundred+ food and wine events.   World class international conductors, opera stars, prima ballerinas, a young artist concert, a chamber opera,  community and wellness events, and renowned chefs cooking in unusual winery venues will keep your senses hopping!

 

This 10-day festival, set in the beautiful Napa Valley, offers both paid and free events.   So whether you like jazz or opera or ballet or simply fine…

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8 Mount Foraker Court, San Rafael - Just Sold

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 4:05pm. 431 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

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Nothing can take the place of persistence and the new owners of the wonderful Eichler at 8 Mount Foraker Court in Upper Lucas Valley, San Rafael are thrilled that they kept up their search.

Like most buyers, they had made offers on many houses and were disappointed when other buyers overbid their offer or could offer that well-respected commodity - cash. But that did not deter them; we kept looking and it took well over a year to find their castle.

Though the house needs some work, the buyers could see the value. The 4-bedroom, 2-bath home has a remodeled kitchen and two upgraded bathrooms - amenities that are usually the most expensive to update.

Timing was…

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