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.