With four distinct neighborhoods of homes built by midcentury modern real estate developer Joseph Eichler, San Rafael is a great place for Marin homebuyers who appreciate the clean, simple lines presented by an Eichler home to begin their search. Upper Lucas Valley and Lower Lucas Valley feature two communities of almost 800 Eichlers, while the Terra Linda area of San Rafael has two Eichler tracts totaling almost 850 Eichler homes.
Terra Linda North was Joseph Eichler's first foray into Marin, where he built what is the largest Eichler development in the county. Constructed in the mid to late 1950s and early 1960s, Terra Linda North stretches east to west between Manuel Freitas Parkway and Las Colindas Road. Most of the approximately 625 homes Eichler built in Terra Linda North are the classic, post-and-beam, one-story homes that come to mind when one thinks "Eichler". However, there is a small cluster of atypical two-story Eichlers around Las Ovejas Avenue and Beechnut Court.
Terra Linda South is a smaller Eichler community just south of Nova Albion Way, and includes Eichler homes along Devon Drive and Golden Hinde Boulevard, as well as a portion of Nova Albion Way and some small side streets off Golden Hinde. These Terra Linda Eichlers, designed by Anshen + Allen and Jones & Emmons in the late 1950s, include both the popular four-bedroom atrium model and a three-bedroom model with a courtyard.
Eichler homes for Sale in Terra Linda (San Rafael)
Eichler homes have stood the test of time. Modern homeowners find them as fresh and relevant today as they were over fifty years ago when Joseph Eichler first started building affordable housing with a contemporary, California style. If you are in the market for an Eichler home in Marin County, come to San Rafael and take a look at what Terra Linda Eichlers have to offer.