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318 Parkside Drive

318 Parkside Drive

Photo taken in 2008.

The following is from the 2008 Holiday House Tour booklet:

This classic Greenmeadow house was purchased from Eichler by Joanne and Nicholas Revis in 1954. When their family grew, they moved nearby to a larger Greenmeadow Eichler. The house originally had a side patio between the kitchen and the garage, which was enclosed by the present owners to make a new bedroom and bathroom. They pushed out into the existing front yard to make a new family room with the striking "butterfly" roof. They also enlarged the living/dining area, and added an office behind master bedroom. They and their children did a great deal of the work themselves.

319 Parkside showing butterfly roof towards back of house

Entry: Note thoughtful paver patterns and in–ground lighting defining "front walk" from driveway, and "anti–gravity" planter at entry.


Interior: Note the carefully selected period furniture throughout, both pedigreed and fun Goodwill and E–Bay finds. Original features include Philippine mahogany paneling, sliding patio doors with original hardware, and light fixtures in bedroom wing hallway. The owners added Vermont slate flooring in a random pattern. See if you can spot the "ghost" beams marking the ceiling plane of the original house.

slate flooring

Entry/Family Room: Look up at the butterfly roof, added over original open-roofed Atrium. The custom room divider features frosted glass (an echo of original Eichler built–ins), and carefully considered wood-grain patterns.


Bath/Bedroom: part of addition.


Living/Dining Area: Note me collection of mid–century modern furniture. The second owners of the house replaced the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged fireplace and chimney with a gas fireplace unit; the current owners reclad it with Vermont slate.

Living Room
Fireplace Fireplace from outside

Bedrooms: The master bedroom has the original paneling and drapes.

A small bedroom.

Back Patio: Note the owners' collection of period furniture: Richard Schultz "Petal" table, Harry Bertoia "Diamond" lounge chairs, "hairpin" plant stands, and original "Butterfly" chairs. Hot tub: slate deck set on joists for drainage and maintenance easy access to tub. The large sculpture by Judy Gittelsohn is titled "Suburban Fertility."

Back yard with "Suburban Family"


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