252 Clyde Drive
A wonderful opportunity to own one of the premier examples of mid-century modern architecture designed by renowned architect Claude Oakland, and built in 1969 by legendary developer Joe Eichler. 252 Clyde Drive is one of just a handful of the Gallery Eichlers, also known as the “Super-Eichlers” in the East Bay, and specifically Walnut Creek’s highly desirable Northgate neighborhood. The Eichler homes of Northgate are the last Eichler homes to be built in the East bay, and known for their noticeably larger floor plans, and coveted for their rare and cutting edge designs.
You’ll be in awe the moment you enter the home via the impressive open atrium and into the dramatic and spacious signature great room with soaring cathedral ceilings and striking wood burning brick fireplace as its centerpiece. This extraordinary 5 bedroom, 3 full bath Eichler boasts 2,499 square feet of single level living space with a lot of the original details intact including unpainted ceilings, globe lights, and all doors and hardware in very good if not excellent condition.
Other features include a recently recoated insulated foam roof, 2 brand new dual zone A/C units, radiant heating with copper plumbing, massive 2 car attached garage with automatic door, additional utility room that’s perfect as an office or hobby room, laundry alcove, skylights, and plenty of closets and storage.
Amazing peaceful forest like outdoor space situated on a premium level lot of 11,310 square feet, or just over ¼ of an acre with stunning established redwood, maple, and fruit trees, complimented by accent lighting and programmable irrigation. There’s a refreshing gas and solar heated pool with diving board and pool sweep, as well as a heated spa with direct access to the master bedroom. Multiple secured storage sheds, large usable side yards, and a deck for outdoor dining adjacent the kitchen.
The architect Claude Oakland has been credited with designing over 3,430 Eichler homes in 51 subdivisions, and worked for Eichler homes for over 25 years. Oakland was originally an architect for the first firm hired by Eichler homes Anshen and Allen, and later founded his own firm in 1960 and designed Eichler homes until 1974, the last year Eichler homes were constructed. Oakland was responsible for “cleaning up the lines” of some of the first designs that created the Eichler aesthetic, and evolved with the times to create the “Super-Eichlers” of North Gate and other later developments. 252 Clyde Drive is a wonderful and rare opportunity to own a piece of architectural history that will make a lasting impression for years to come.
Walnut Creek is an East Bay destination that’s known for its incredible schools, parks and recreation, fine dining and shopping, and close proximity to most areas throughout the Bay Area via Bart and multiple freeways. Walk to award winning schools, the Farmer’s Market held every Saturday, and the new Whole Foods and Orchard Shopping Center.