An Eichler Full of Original Details and Midcentury Charm Lists For $1.2M

An Eichler Full of Original Details and Midcentury Charm Lists For $1.2M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Original wood paneling abounds in this San Rafael gem.

If you're looking for an Eichler with many of its original details intact—this just might be the home for you. Located in San Rafael, this three-bedroom, two-bath Eichler features 1,409 square feet of living space and a large two-car garage.

Built in 1961, the home has many of the classic elements one looks for in an Eichler: an open floor plan, an original brick fireplace, Philippine Mahogany-paneled walls, radiant heating, and globe pendant lighting.

Select updates make the home comfortable for contemporary living—including dual-pane sliding glass doors, which lead to the beautifully landscaped backyard garden. 

This classic Eichler may not have an atrium, but it's priced slightly lower as a result. 

The entry hall is clad in original Philippine mahogany paneling for a warm, authentic midcentury vibe. 

The home features original wood-paneled closets with Japanese-style sliding doors.

The open-plan living area comprises a kitchen, a dining area, and a cozy sitting nook. The tall tongue-and-groove ceiling provides an open, airy feel. 

Shop the Look
Cherner Side Chair
The 1958 molded plywood side chair by Norman Cherner is the companion to the classic Cherner Arm Chair.  The perfect dining chair, it is built to be handed down from generation to generation. Reissued from the original drawings and molds, Cherner chairs are strong and lightweight.
HAY Hee Dining Chair
Inspiration can come from anywhere, and in the case of this chair by Hee Welling, it was a refrigerator. More specifically, the wire shelves inside the refrigerator caught the eye of this industrial designer.

The dining area is bright thanks to an expanse of glass. 

A look at the open kitchen. Bar seating creates an additional casual spot to eat.

The living room is anchored by an original brick fireplace and surrounded by walls of glass. 

Another view of the living room. 

A dividing wall separates the living room from the kitchen. 

The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and a spacious walk-in closet. Sliding glass doors lead to a lovely little outdoor terrace.

This outdoor space lies just off the master bedroom.

One of the other three bedrooms. 

The beautifully landscaped backyard features a lush lawn, a spacious side patio, and a large side yard with a variety of blossoming trees and flowers.

89 de la Guerra is currently listed for $1,200,000 by Renee Adelmann of

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