818 Goodwin – Before and After
I’m delighted at how this Eichler turned out. As I’ve said before, this is a neighborhood story, where neighbors step up to take care of each other. The owner of 818 Goodwin had become very ill and unable to take care of himself and his home. I was referred to come in and do what was needed to prepare this Eichler for sale — just look at this before and after!
We basically went down to the studs and rebuilt this home! New exterior siding all around (which we stained the way Eichler did originally instead of painting it) so we also put in new electrical all around with city permits. Since we were down to the framing, it was our chance to install new insulation and sheet rock around all rooms for both temperature and sound control. Both bathrooms are all new, using a mix of different ceramic tiles. The kitchen has all new Ikea cabinets in white but to bring some element of warmth we decided to use the butcher-block counter top, my personal favorite choice.
The floors in the kitchen/living room we did not touch, but we did install new faux distressed wood ceramic tiles throughout the hall, bedrooms and bathrooms. These are a great choice because they add an element of color and style while still being radiant heat friendly!
Living Room Before:
Living Room After:
For the paint, of course we have designer colors to add a pop of freshness. But my favorite “trick” is getting back to the original ceiling color. Originally, this Eichler had the redwood tongue and groove pickling which gives it a gray/green tint. However, this ceiling had been painted some time ago so that color is gone. We color-matched a paint to the original pickling color so we cold bring it back and it worked! Special note, when painting we also made sure that the ceiling inside and outside eaves matched so you cannot see the transition through the window (another clever element of original Eichler designs).
Once we were almost finished, we then sold it off market to one of our buyers dying to get into this neighborhood. Everyone is super pleased with our results. As this was probably our most involved effort to date, give me a call if you want any more of the details.
-Mark the Eichler Guy and Team