This circa-1969 Claude Oakland-designed Eichler has all the modern feels.
Set in a quiet cul-de-sac in Walnut Grove—a small enclave of Eichlers in Walnut Creek, California—this Claude Oakland-designed Model 14 Eichler truly stands out. With a shingled, hipped roof and a "clipped" gable, the home is designed to reference a traditional thatched English cottage—but we think it looks much more modern than that.
The original sales brochure described the model as follows: "The roof of W-14 is unusual, with extended ends and hipped gable glassed in above the wall line and cedar shake shingles over a two-inch redwood or cedar roof," according to the Eichler Network.
The home is much larger than many of the earlier models, and it features four bedrooms, two baths, and 2,294 square feet of living space (per public records). It's full of the midcentury design details you'd expect from an Eichler: walls of glass, globe pendant lighting, and post-and-beam construction.
However, what makes this model stand out is its distinctive roof, large central indoor/outdoor atrium, and spectacular skylights framed by a dramatic, soaring wood-paneled ceiling.