4149 Sacramento Street, Concord
As we get farther and farther away from the mid-20th century, Eichlers in clean, original condition become exceedingly rare. So many Eichlers in California have fallen prey to midguided money invested into their renovations during the 1980's and 90's.
Interestingly, historically less valuable Eichler neighborhoods have meant fewer altered homes... thankfully. Concord has been lucky in that respect. It's a treasure trove of original Eichlers which a few lucky buyers pluck from the market like sparkling, vintage jewels.
Of course Concord, CA is not the bargain it used to be thanks, in part, to word getting out- through magazines such as CA Modern, Atomic Ranch and Dwell- about the amazing 1960's Eichlers there.
Fortunately, the rise in property values is recent enough that most owners are educated in the MCM aesthetic and the value of restoring it, and if they are lucky enough to have an original home... keeping it alive and vibrant!
One such Mid Century jewel has just come on the market in Concord. Sold by the second owners who lovingly restored the home to it's original glory, this is a true time capsule house. New appliances are present where necessity dictates, but over-all this home is totally original, and simply STUNNING!
4149 Sacramento Street, Concord asking $695,000
Contact: Ken Fox East Bay Modern Real Estate 510-999-0923
Staged by Redux Stage Co.
1,795 sf, 4/2, 7,280 sf lot
atrium, 2-car garage
Claude Oakland Designed, built 1963
Rancho del Diablo neighborhood (a great Eichler enthusiast neighborhood!)
Totally original home with minimal, sensitive updates. Extremely clean! New siding with Tevac wrapping underneath. All new paint. Some new Milgard windows (with correct milled aluminum finish). Original sheet rock in pristine condition. Luan in beautiful condition. Newer Armstrong VCT flooring throughout home is period correct. All lights and luan intact. Glass intact. Original kitchen and bathrooms. Fireplace is unpainted. Original Eichler stained ceiling. Original mahogany trim, interior doors, and Eichler closet doors in incredible condition.
This Eichler has a pool which has been refurbished. It also has a pool house built by the original owner in the 1960's with Eichler-like materials. Side yards are very clean and updated. New fencing and modernist gates.
Basically, this home is a true gem, like stepping back in time. Whoever buys it will be extremely lucky to live there!!
exterior view of 4149 Sacramento Street, repainted and sensitively restored
this is a reproduction door handle and escutcheon which looks great on the Eichler door
view of atrium from just inside the home
beautifully restored original kitchen
original cooktop and cabinets
original *flying coffin* cabinet in kitchen
in kitchen looking right towards garage door, notice how lovely the luan and door look!
great hanging cabinets in room off kitchen
going through the original swinging door into the dining area, all luan intact!
from living room looking back to dining... you get a sense of the lovely, airy Contemporary Architecture!
fab seating area in living room with original brick fireplace
the sheer beauty and simplicity of an original Eichler hallway!
this hall closet door and surrounding door trim is an example of this home's original mahogany
all original hall bathroom
master with a view of the pool
original master vanity
this is a great example of an original Eichler closet door in perfect shape... they are all intact in this home!
all bedrooms have original stained ceilings, closet doors, and mahogany trim... this one has a great hanging, mahogany Cado-type system
this bedroom was being used as an office, in perfect condition!
nice atrium view from office
going into the back yard....
the back yard is minimal, but well groomed with a sparkling pool
groovy pool house built by original owner in the 1960's
immaculate side yard with new siding on home; and new paint, fencing, hardscape and rain chains
other side yard is a little deeper, very clean
same side- opens onto the street, new siding, paint and modernist gates. blue door opens into second bath
back out front- new period correct Eichler numbers!
Eichler curb numbers are a great touch, and a lovely way to leave this gorgeous home!
**all photos by Suzanne Dunn, The Glass Box. Please only use with permission...**
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any realtor or real estate brokerage. I am not a general contractor or home inspector. I am an Eichler homeowner with 15 years of renovation experience. Observations on homes are my own and are made during a walk through viewing. Buyers should obtain their own inspection by a qualified home inspector before purchase.