The first thing you’ll notice about this LA-114 model Eichler home in Orange, California, is its red-orange front door and the playful, circular pavers leading up to it. Designed by architect Claude Oakland in 1962, the post-and-beam residence qualifies for the Mills Act, a state law that reduces property taxes in exchange for continued preservation of the property. Listing agent Jeffrey Crussell also notes that the neighborhood, an Eichler enclave, has a community-first mindset: "The fellow Eichler neighbors are great and act like a big family, where everyone watches out for each other."
Like many Eichlers, the entrance opens to a central, plant-filled atrium adjacent to the kitchen—perfect for dining with an al fresco vibe. Inside, the airy living spaces have been painted a refreshing white, and large expanses of glass ensure that natural light floods the 1,660-square-foot plan.
Recently renovated, the residence has four bedrooms and two baths, with kitchen updates completed as recently as 2017. "Many things about this house are special," notes Crussell, who also lives in an Eicher. "One of the main things is how high the ceiling is in the atrium and living room, opening up the spaces and allowing more natural light inside."
The spacious backyard has a covered patio space for dining, and while most Eichler homes have just one garage and a carport, this model’s two-car garage offers additional storage space.
610 E Briardale Avenue is currently being listed for $1,100,00 by Jefferey Crussell of First Team Real Estate.
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