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In Avondale Estates, Joseph Eichler-inspired midcentury modern seeks $599K

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This ITP four-bedroom echoes the California pioneer

In Avondale Estates, that oft-overlooked bastion of attractive midcentury stock, this low-slung 1954 looker takes design cues from builder Joseph Eichler, the California pioneer who brought modernist homes to the masses — and whose creations are wildly coveted decades later.

With its eye-poppingly green door, this single-story four-bedroom on a basement peeks out from stone privacy walls toward Wynn Drive, enticing visitors onto a huge tree-filled lot that’s described as “park-like.” The overall home is called “One of a kind!” in the listing, and that might be accurate in these parts.

Inside, a wall of picture windows frames the back woods and fills the open living room with natural light. MCM zealots will probably flip over the den’s tongue-and-groove ceiling, the vintage wood-burning fireplaces, and what looks like original cabinetry and vanities.

Beyond the basement (renovated and stubbed for a kitchen), the bluestone patio could benefit from a little updating and snazzier outdoor furnishings. A big gnarly fire pit wouldn’t hurt back there, either. But those are minor quibbles.

The asking price: $599,900.