Snag This Thoughtfully Modernized Eichler For $1.2M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
An architect-designed renovation takes this East Bay Eichler's midcentury appeal to the next level.

Located in an enclave of Eichler homes known as Rancho San Miguel in Walnut Creek, California, this three-bedroom, two-bath abode has received a stunning renovation, preserving its gorgeous midcentury character while tastefully modernizing the spacious interiors. The extensive updates took the 1958 home "down to the studs," transforming the 1,676-square-foot (per public record) property into practically a new home. 

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The classic post-and-beam construction is highlighted on the exterior. 

The classic post-and-beam construction is highlighted on the exterior. 

Featuring post-and-beam construction, pitched ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and open-plan living area, this midcentury gem is surrounded by lush green landscaping which seamlessly integrates inside the home. 

The front door has been painted yellow for a playful pop of color. 

The front door has been painted yellow for a playful pop of color. 

The front entry. 

The front entry. 

The open-plan living room features expanses of glass, integrating the lush surroundings into the bright and airy space. 

The open-plan living room features expanses of glass, integrating the lush surroundings into the bright and airy space. 

The post-and-beam construction is highlighted by the use of white paint against the ceiling's natural wood finish, creating a chic, modern look. 

The post-and-beam construction is highlighted by the use of white paint against the ceiling's natural wood finish, creating a chic, modern look. 

Globe pendant lighting adds an authentic midcentury touch. 

Globe pendant lighting adds an authentic midcentury touch. 

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The open kitchen features bespoke cabinetry, quartz counters, built-in Thermador appliances, a full-size wine fridge, a gas cooktop, and a breakfast island with cleverly hidden electrical outlets. 

The open kitchen features bespoke cabinetry, quartz counters, built-in Thermador appliances, a full-size wine fridge, a gas cooktop, and a breakfast island with cleverly hidden electrical outlets. 

The kitchen opens to the living area, which has a recessed gas-flame fireplace and new full-height glass walls and sliding doors. 

The kitchen opens to the living area, which has a recessed gas-flame fireplace and new full-height glass walls and sliding doors. 

The third bedroom is currently being used as a TV/entertainment room.

The third bedroom is currently being used as a TV/entertainment room.

Here is the spacious second bedroom. 

Here is the spacious second bedroom. 

The large master bedroom features sliding doors to the outdoor space. 

The large master bedroom features sliding doors to the outdoor space. 

Both bathrooms are beautifully updated with porcelain flooring, plus radiant heating and cooling technology.

Both bathrooms are beautifully updated with porcelain flooring, plus radiant heating and cooling technology.

The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining. 

The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining. 

There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.

There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.

279 Santa Fe Drive, Walnut Creek is now being listed for $1,200,000 by Kenneth Fox of East Bay Modern. 

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