Designed by architect Claude Oakland, this 1969 home is one of just a handful of the Gallery Eichlers—which are also known as the "Super-Eichlers." It's located in Walnut Creek’s Northgate enclave, which is the last tract of Eichler homes to be built in the East Bay. These models are coveted for their generous and well-designed floor plans—and 252 Clyde Drive is no different.
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The five-bedroom, three-bath, home features 2,499 square feet of single-level living space and it's full of authentic midcentury charm. The design embraces a strong indoor/outdoor connection and boasts a stunning light-filled atrium, a spacious great room with walls of glass overlooking the pool, and a soaring wood-paneled ceiling.
According to the listing, the home has been lovingly maintained by its original owner and features original details in excellent condition—including unpainted wood-paneled ceilings, globe pendant lighting, and original doors and hardware.
However, the quiet star of this midcentury gem is the master suite spa. Tucked behind shoji screens, the serene, wood-paneled space is a 1980s addition and features large windows and sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard and a stylish solar-heated swimming pool.