Welcome home to this custom masterpiece by celebrated developer Joseph Eichler.
Eichler homes have been synonymous with the best of mid-century modern design, and for good reason. The facades feature clean lines, and are cleverly private and non-descriptive, yet upon entering the property, its homeowners typically enjoy light-filled interiors with skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private outdoor rooms and gardens. Inside, the homes are fitted with local materials, like Northern California redwood. The homes were constructed with walls of glass in order to create open, inviting living spaces that would blend the indoors with the outdoors. And they emphasized functional layouts that allowed for sight lines across the more public areas, and privacy in others. Mid-century modern design and furniture enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in the 1990s; however, we don’t believe Eichler homes have ever gone “out of style”.
At 851 Constitution Drive, most of the original Eichler features are intact. The Honduran mahogany throughout the home has a rich, golden patina, and makes an unexpectedly beautiful backdrop for art. The natural light in the house is extraordinary. Because the home sits on a corner lot, you’d be hard pressed to find an Eichler on a lot this size (9,432 square feet per tax records), with such lush landscaping and a sparkling pool.
With a grand living and dining room, updated kitchen, den area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2-plus car parking, this home checks off most space requirements.
Conveniently close to top rated schools, shopping, parks and highways, 851 Constitution Drive offers a rare combination of cachet and functional living.
Foster City is sometimes considered to be part of Silicon Valley for its local industry and its proximity to Silicon Valley cities. Foster City is one of the United States’ safest cities, with an average of one murder per decade. Foster City was founded in the 1960s on engineered landfill in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay, on the east edge of San Mateo. The city was named after T. Jack Foster, a real estate magnate who owned much of the land comprising the city and who was instrumental in its initial design. His successor firm, Foster Enterprises, run by his descendants, is still active in real estate affairs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Forbes ranked Foster City #10 on their 2009 list of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well. Money has also recognized Foster City multiple times as one of the Best Places to Live.
Foster City, like most of the peninsula, has a mild Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers, and cool wet winters. The warmest month of the year is July with an average daytime temperature of 80.8 degrees Fahrenheit and an average nighttime of 55 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average daytime temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit and an average nighttime temperature of 38.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Foster City boasts 24 parks occupying more than 200 acres (0.8 km2), including many public tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, and rollerblading/biking trails along the San Francisco Bay.