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291 Parkside Drive

291 Parkside Drive

Photo taken 2008.

The following is from the 2008 Holiday House Tour book:

Extraordinary materials are the keynote of this riff on the classic Eichler, built in 1954, which was extensively remodeled a few years ago. The original luan mahogany paneling has been replaced with cherry throughout, and the ceilings are clear, all–heart redwood with no knots. Note the mid–century modern furniture throughout. A true collector, the owner buys chair shells and installs new bases where required.

Front Entry Patio: Note the glass fence, as well as the lighting in entry wall.

Glass Fence



Kitchen: New cabinetry is inspired by Eichler original. The light-filled breakfast nook is an addition. Note the Paulson fixture over the table, and the Eames chairs with "Eiffel Tower" bases.


Dining/Living Area: Limn fixture over dining table. Note the light shelf along wall. The fireplace face was sandblasted to reveal the original cinderblocks; the new skylight above highlights it. The custom coffee table made out of an original beam from house. Note the vintage George Nelson "Kangaroo" chair.


Family Room/Office: Also an addition. Note the sliding barn door that transforms the family room into a guest space with bath; the entire bath functions as a shower. The geometry of the custom cabinetry kes an attractive graphic pattern in the room. The office door is frosted for privacy.



Laundry area

Bedrooms/Hall: Note custom platform bed, cabinetry. Sunflower husk closet sliders. Fabric panels mark addition at second bedroom.



Pull-down bed

Desk area


Master Bedroom: Note wall panels and cabinetry. The owner added the desk area with tall vertical support, and is planning a second at one of the smaller bedrooms.


Bedroom with patio view

Exterior: Note the whimsical contemporary storage shed and the "green" parking spot in front of garage.


Front "lawn"


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