An Updated Orange County Eichler Hits the Market at $1M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo / Published by Dwell

With a welcoming central atrium, this warm and inviting Orange County Eichler radiates the feeling of entering a hidden gem.

During the 1950s and 60s, prolific developer Joseph Eichler built over 11,000 architect-designed midcentury-modern homes in California. In fact, he is practically synonymous with the style of the era. His homes call to mind a period of more gracious living with the introduction of modern conveniences and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle—and this classic atrium-style residence in Orange County, California, now being offered for $1,035,000, is no exception. 

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A flat roofline and solid post-and-beam construction create the clean lines of this classic midcentury profile. 

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Built in 1960, the property offers all the classic midcentury features that Eichlers are known for: post-and-beam construction, expansive glazing, open-plan living space, and the aforementioned central atrium. 

Additionally, the 1,729-square-foot abode boasts four bedrooms, two baths, and an updated kitchen. Scroll ahead for a look inside. 

The entrance leads to a spacious central atrium—a popular feature of many Eichler homes. 

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The atrium sets the stage for the home's warm and welcoming feel. 

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Ton Salt Chair

The compact footprint of the Salt Chair makes it a smart choice for cafés or just about anywhere you need to maximize seating. Unlike chairs that have widely splayed legs, a Salt Chair can be placed side by side with another without wasting space in between. Its lack of ornamentation and unnecessary excess lends this timeless, Shaker-style chair a modern feel. And no, it’s not named after its color – until recently, it’s been available only in black. Rather, it owes its title to being as fundamental as the salt shaker on your table. Finished in a water-based opaque paint that really makes the chair’s profile pop, Salt is unpretentious, familiar and made for everyday use. Photo courtesy of Design Within Reach

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Canal White Table Lamp

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Copper Cups Set

These pure copper cups are functional and versatile. Copper has qualities that make for an excellent drinking cup: the material is naturally insulated and antimicrobial. Great for use in the home or outdoors.This cup will develop a beautiful patina over time or you can choose to keep it bright and shiny with a simple cleaning. Due to the natural copper material and hand made nature of the product, minor imperfections and variations are to be expected. Ships in a clear poly bag printed with care instructions.

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The glass walls of the open-plan living space overlook the atrium and the backyard, bringing in a strong sense of the outdoors. 

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A brick fireplace creates a strong centerpiece for the living space, which is bright an airy thanks to ample natural lighting. 

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The dining room sits just off the living room. 

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While the kitchen can be closed off, it is also connected to the dining room, making for easy entertainment. 

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The updated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and a center island with bar seating.

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The kitchen also includes a sitting area, perfect for casual entertaining or family time. 

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The master bedroom features sliding doors that lead out to the backyard.

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A look at one of the four bedrooms. 

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This bedroom is currently configured as an office. 

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A peek inside one of the updated bathrooms. 

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The backyard at dusk.

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805 S. Oakwood Street is now being offered for $1,035,000 by Kelly Laule and Stephen Meade at Better Living Socal. 

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