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Five Mid-Century Eichler Houses For Sale in SoCal Right Now

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The mid-century houses of developer Joseph Eichler have such a cult following that, although he built thousands in California, it's still pretty hard to get your hands on one. (They're so popular that reproductions of original designs are in the works in Palm Springs.) Our friends over at Curbed recently mapped out all the Eichlers up for sale throughout the state and now here for you are five just in Southern California. All five feature the atrium, post and beam styling, and large windows you've come to expect from your Eichlers. Behold:

5128 East Elsinore Avenue
Year built: 1964
Asking price: $860,000
↑ Located in Eichler's Fairhills tract, this four-bedroom designed by A. Quincy Jones & Frederick Emmons has sliding glass doors throughout that connect most of the rooms to the outdoors and to the house's patio and atrium. The kitchen has been updated and the master bedroom expanded, but tastefully so. The 1,986-square-foot house also has a nice yard and drought-tolerant landscaping.

616 South Woodland Street
Year built: 1960
Asking price: $830,000
↑ Laminate wood floors, five ceiling fans, and a new roof have all been added to this four-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling in the Fairhaven tract. They have preserved "the original Eichler esthetics of the mahogany walls and an open feel." Don't miss the surprisingly charming blue fireplace.

1105 North Granada Drive
Year built: 1964
Asking price: $799,900
↑ Some bad things happened here. Obviously some poor decor choices were made (like the lone pool table in the middle of the atrium), but it's still got the bones of an Eichler, and surely nothing that can't be renovated away.

819 East Briardale Avenue
Year built: 1962
Asking price: $769,000
↑ This handsome house is nestled into a handful of trees, which make for a lovely, shady atrium experience. The four-bedroom house, designed by architectural team Anshen and Allen, boasts many of its original features, like "tongue-and-groove beam ceilings, [and] Philippine mahogany walls." Not original: one of the bedrooms lost its closet to a bathroom remodel.

1830 North Ridgewood Street
Year built: 1962
Asking price: $685,000
↑ This Fairmeadows tract house needs a little love (and a pool guy to come see about that spa in the back yard), but it's still got plenty of Eichler allure. The 1,639-square-foot house sits on a nice .2-acre lot and comes with "upgraded skylights" and customized sun-blocking shades for all the windows.
· Mapping All the Joseph Eichler Houses for Sale Right Now [Curbed]
· Joseph Eichler [Curbed LA]