A Bay Area Renovation Reveals a (Practically) Brand New Eichler

Asking $1.9M, the sunny home features a 1,000-square-foot great room grounded by a masonry block fireplace.
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Another renovated Eichler recently surfaced in the Bay Area. Located in San Rafael, California, 710 Penny Royal Lane was built in 1955 and recently received a top-down restoration and expansion. The result is a modern interior that accentuates the home's original post-and-beam construction and enhances Eichler's vision for indoor-outdoor living.

Set on a spacious lot in the Terra Linda area of San Rafael, California, this Eichler is elongated by a span of clerestory windows and masonry blocks along the front facade.

A private courtyard with a stepping-stone path leads to the home's main entrance. 

Inside, an open-concept layout connects the primary living areas, including a 1,000-square-foot great room. The kitchen features a 14-foot island, custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, and a full suite of premium Gaggenau appliances. Steps away in the living room, floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to the backyard while bathing the interior in natural light.

An open floor plan merges the expansive living area. Nine-foot-high walls of glass and a skylight ushers sunlight into the space.

A 14-foot-long island topped with quartz offers bar seating in the kitchen. Light wood cabinetry and built-in Gaggenau appliances round out the space.

Hand-rubbed mahogany paneling contrasts with the crisp, white beams and ceilings, creating a contrasting, minimalist aesthetic throughout. In total, the home features four bedrooms, including a spa-like master suite. A spacious backyard offers multiple seating areas and a lush, fenced-in lawn. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $1,895,000.

The living room sits just behind the kitchen and features an original masonry block fireplace. A cozy family room is tucked into the corner.

The formal dining area is located on the opposite side of the fireplace. A pair of sliding glass doors open to the backyard while accentuating the post-and-beam design.

The home office is brightened by glass on three sides. All new energy-efficient windows have been installed throughout the home.

A look at the master suite, which includes an expansive sliding door that opens to the side yard. The master bathroom features Italian Carrara marble counters and a rain shower.

A look at the landscaped, fenced-in yard, which wraps around the structure on three sides. The corner lot also features mature fig, persimmon, and lemon trees lining the perimeter.

710 Penny Royal Lane in San Rafael, California, is currently listed for $1,895,000 by The Marin Home Team of Compass.

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