Marin Eichler

San Rafael, California
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Location
  • San Rafael, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Midcentury
  • This Marin Eichler is the home of San Francisco interior designer, Billy Alexander, and his partner. With just over 1600 square feet, this modest house now feels much larger with the addition of floor to ceiling glass at the entry and the creation of a front courtyard. The interior was renovated to preserve the original architecture and create a modern, comfortable living space. A great room and library together with two master suites create a 21st century retreat in a mid-century enclave.

    The monochromatic interior color scheme enhances the lines of the architecture and showcases the art and exterior landscape.

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    Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Sectional, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Accent Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Ottomans. The once separated entrance, galley kitchen, dining room and living room were transformed into a single, open great room with enhanced views of the courtyard and backyard, creating an ideal place for entertaining. Photo  of Marin Eichler

    The once separated entrance, galley kitchen, dining room and living room were transformed into a single, open great room with enhanced views of the courtyard and backyard, creating an ideal place for entertaining.

    This library open to the great room was once a bedroom.  An opaque glass window was incorporated into new built-ins, allowing the natural light to fill the space and embracing the celebrated Eichler indoor/outdoor living environment . Photo 2 of Marin Eichler modern home

    This library open to the great room was once a bedroom. An opaque glass window was incorporated into new built-ins, allowing the natural light to fill the space and embracing the celebrated Eichler indoor/outdoor living environment .

    Modern home with Bedroom, Bench, Shelves, Storage, Bookcase, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Built-in cabinetry and open display shelves make this bedroom a great getaway for guests.  Additional floor to ceiling glass and sliding door open up to the new courtyard with outdoor living space. Photo 3 of Marin Eichler

    Built-in cabinetry and open display shelves make this bedroom a great getaway for guests. Additional floor to ceiling glass and sliding door open up to the new courtyard with outdoor living space.

    Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Mosaic Tile Backsplashe, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Dishwasher, Drop In Sink, and Microwave. Extra-deep kitchen counters allow for recessed shelving with opaque sliding glass doors leaving plenty of counter space for cooking and preparation.  Appliances are kept behind the glass, concealing the common kitchen clutter.   Photo 4 of Marin Eichler

    Extra-deep kitchen counters allow for recessed shelving with opaque sliding glass doors leaving plenty of counter space for cooking and preparation. Appliances are kept behind the glass, concealing the common kitchen clutter.

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Hardscapes, Raised Planters, Walkways, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Vertical Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Landscape Lighting. Backyard pool with 18-foot tile bench with custom upholstery Photo 5 of Marin Eichler

    Backyard pool with 18-foot tile bench with custom upholstery

    Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Accent Lighting. The tone-of-a-kind table base was sourced from Southeast Asia.  The dining chairs are by Christian Liagre.  The painting is by Marin artist Willard Dixon. Photo 6 of Marin Eichler

    The tone-of-a-kind table base was sourced from Southeast Asia. The dining chairs are by Christian Liagre. The painting is by Marin artist Willard Dixon.

    Modern home with Living Room, Bookcase, Ceiling Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. A bronze mid-century sculpture found in a Stockholm shop floats in front of the great room built-ins, which provide storage and display space. Photo 7 of Marin Eichler

    A bronze mid-century sculpture found in a Stockholm shop floats in front of the great room built-ins, which provide storage and display space.

    Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Ottomans, End Tables, Sofa, Sectional, Coffee Tables, Track Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Floor Lighting, Accent Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Bookcase. Great Room Photo 8 of Marin Eichler

    Great Room

    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Hardscapes, Walkways, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Vertical Fences, Wall. Front courtyard outside the guest bedroom Photo 10 of Marin Eichler

    Front courtyard outside the guest bedroom

    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Flowers, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Vertical Fences, Wall. New front courtyard and floor to ceiling glass Photo 11 of Marin Eichler

    New front courtyard and floor to ceiling glass

    Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Dresser, Night Stands, Bench, Shelves, Storage, Bookcase, Ceiling Lighting, Table Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Master bedroom with custom built-ins.   Photo 12 of Marin Eichler

    Master bedroom with custom built-ins.

    Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Bookcase, Storage, Shelves, Bench, Night Stands, Dresser, Ceiling Lighting, Table Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The master bedroom backyard view Photo 13 of Marin Eichler

    The master bedroom backyard view

    Modern home with Bedroom, Dresser, Bed, Wardrobe, Night Stands, Bench, Storage, Bookcase, Shelves, Ceiling Lighting, Table Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The additional windows add more natural light to this once dark guest bedroom.   Photo 14 of Marin Eichler

    The additional windows add more natural light to this once dark guest bedroom.

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