Only a handful of “super Eichlers” are known to exist—and this lovely specimen just hit the market in Walnut Creek. Measuring in at 2,435 square feet, 253 Wiget Lane offers significantly more living space than your average Eichler. Designed by Claude Oakland and built by Eichler Homes in 1969, the home is affectionately known as “The H” for its H-shaped floor plan.
The home is set in Walnut Creek’s Northgate neighborhood—the last and smallest Eichler development, which features some of the company’s largest and most daring designs. Oakland is credited with designing over 3,430 Eichler homes in 51 subdivisions, and according to the listing he’s responsible for “cleaning up the lines of some of the first designs that created the Eichler aesthetic.”
Fronted by colorful double doors and an open trellis, the low-profile, flat-roofed facade opens to a sunny atrium and stylish interiors. The single-story floor plan has four large bedrooms (including a master suite with a walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom), updated bathrooms, and a large, open kitchen that has been modernized, but could still benefit from further updates.
The home is also filled with authentic period charm and details sure to please Eichler purists: globe pendant lights, mahogany-paneled walls, original ceilings, and expansive walls of glass that fill the home with natural light. Stylish touches include polished concrete floors and a groovy, orange Malm fireplace, and the home has plenty of patio space with a backyard pool. Scroll ahead for a look inside.