A Tricked-Out Eichler Home Near San Francisco Lists for $2.7 Million

When you run across a place that’s billed as “the epitome of luxury 5-star resort-style living” and has the added cache of having been altogether fashioned by a visionary real estate developer and a noted architect, you have an inkling that it’s going to showcase some pretty creative living space paired with one-of-a-kind details. And this Marin County residence tucked away in the affluent Upper Lucas Valley enclave of San Rafael does not disappoint.

Originally built in the late 1960s by Joseph Eichler, the home last sold to its current owners for $1.4 million in spring 2017 and subsequently underwent an extensive remodel in 2020 courtesy of architect Ron Kappe, son of the late SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe. Now this modernist gem at 1 Mount Darwin Court has just popped up on the market again, this time asking a speck under $2.7 million. The listing is held by Renee Adelmann of Bay Area Modern Real Estate/Eichler For Sale.

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Eichler House San Rafael
The home wraps around a central atrium.

Nestled amid a nearly quarter-acre parcel of land bordered by a creek, the single-story structure offers five bedrooms and three bathrooms in almost 2,200 square feet of living space centered around a central atrium. Luxe amenities range from a custom Italian sauna equipped with a Himalayan salt wall to mirrors embedded with Roku TVs.

Out front, the dark brown and white-trimmed exterior is highlighted by a double-gabled roofline and an attached one-car garage off to the side, with a blue-hued front door opening directly into its open-air court. From there, a spacious living room is spotlighted by a striking fireplace and a vaulted ceiling sporting a starburst chandelier, and an adjacent dining area with pocketing glass walls spilling out to the backyard connects to a sky-lit kitchen outfitted with custom cabinetry, marble countertops, an eat-in island boasting a gas cooktop, high-end stainless appliances, and a wet bar with a wine refrigerator.

Eichler House San Rafael
A custom sauna with a Himalayan salt wall rests in the backyard.

A hallway off the main entry leads to the primary bedroom, which features a spa-inspired bath flaunting dual vanities and a large steam shower dressed in veined marble. Outdoors, the tropically landscaped grounds are laced with citrus and avocado trees and host a solar-heated pool flanked by a cozy lounge area warmed by a fire pit, as well as the previously mentioned sauna and a sandy spot ideal for al fresco entertaining. The new owner will also have access to Lucas Valley Homeowners Association amenities, which include a pool, community center, and tennis and pickleball courts.

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Eichler House San Rafael
Eichler House San Rafael

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