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749 Wildwood Lane

749 Wildwood

Photo taken in 2008

The following is from the 2008 Holiday House Tour book:

This Edgewood jewel, built in 1956, has undergone two major renovations in recent years, the first to the kitchen and public areas, and the most recent addressing the bedrooms and a requirement for a home office. This very contemporary interpretation has addressed some of the drawbacks of the original Eichler design (low ceilings in some areas and a tendency toward gloomy corners) while being respectful of the progressive nature of the original.

Entry exterior

Interior: Note the tall doors throughout.

Kitchen/Dining: The credenza is an old Eichler cabinet upper, modified with legs and a countertop. The eaves have been cut back at the kitchen window and replaced with trellis to allow for more natural light. Note original globe light fixtures.

Credenza Dining Room

Living Area: Tthe cinderblock fireplace face was sandblasted to uncover the original rosy coloring. Grey slate at the living room floor marks the latest addition; note the steel trellis above the tall sliding doors that offers morning sun protection during the summer months. Furnishings consist of a mix of custom and Ikea pieces.

Living Room Fireplace

Small Bedrooms/Hallway/Bath: Note sliding doors to ceiling, clever storage units, and rich colors.

Hall Bath Bathroom

Office: Ikea and Vitra furnishings enhance this former Master Bedroom.


Master Bedroom: Part of the newest addition. The niche at the bedroom door provides a spatial transition, as well as a clever way to hide the radiant heating equipment. The wall behind bed is decorative as well as functional—it dampens traffic sounds.

Master Bathroom: Note exquisite fixtures and fittings.

Garden and Exterior: Note contemporary pavers, trellises, and geometric, abstract plantings.

Yard Yard Gate

This home won a 2007 PAST Residential Preservation Award.


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