3724 Barrington Drive
Remarkable Eichler home in Concord’s coveted Parkwood Estates neighborhood designed by legendary mid-century modern architect Claude Oakland, and built in 1964 during the heyday of the mid-century modern movement. This particular Eichler model with its simple yet striking facade is by far one of the most popular designs for its large 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single level open floor plan of almost 2000 square feet with spacious great room, and signature open air atrium that brings the outdoors in.
Features include the original gorgeous unpainted tongue and groove ceilings throughout and aggregate loggia in excellent condition. There’s energy efficient double pane windows and sliders, an insulated foam roof for cooler summers and warmer winters, and forced air conditioning/heating. Other details include fresh paint inside and out with new contemporary lighting and some original globe lights too. Expanded great room with plantation shutters and beautiful brick fireplace, as well as an expanded kitchen with additional prep sink and access to the “2” car attached garage.
All situated in the heart of the neighborhood on an impressive level lot of almost 10,000 square feet including a large and private fully enclosed backyard with pergola and plenty of space for dining and entertaining with family and friends. There’s also 2 additional structures for storage as well as a shed with power that can be used as an artist studio or workshop, all complimented by 2 large side yards with individual gate access, and your own private orchard featuring established orange, lemon, grapefruit, and fig trees.
Conveniently located near Concord’s Community Park, featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool and abundant space for picnicking and play. Close proximity to BART, as well as Todos Santos Plaza with restaurants and cafes, social events, and an awesome weekly farmer’s market. There’s also The Veranda, the new shopping and entertainment center with plenty of shopping and dining including Luxe Cinema and IMAX, as well as a Whole Foods 365. Concord is truly a city on the rise and one of the best values in the Bay Area.
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 one of the most influential mid-century modern architects of his era.
With a population greater than 120,000, and a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station offering commuting options to Oakland and San Francisco, Concord is a bustling city in Contra Costa County. Homes include those built in Craftsman, traditional, and contemporary styles.
Shopping is plentiful, with three major shopping districts. Downtown Concord, near Todos Santos Plaza, offers a vibrant mix of dining and retail in the historic area.
Concord Pavilion's open, grassy amphitheater hosts popular bands and artists. A summer series of music events brings local artists to the farmers' market downtown, now in its second decade at Todos Santos Plaza. Concord places a big emphasis on family, and the city offers plenty of parks and open space, as well as kid-friendly events like KidFest, Dalis Garden Fall Fest and Craft Fair, and Halloween contests. Concord is not far from Mount Diablo and its extensive network of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. The popular Iron Horse Trail, which connects Concord and Dublin, is a great place to go for a walk or bike ride.
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