We don’t often post non-Eichlers here, but we had to make an exception for this very special home. Designed by renowned California architect, Roger Lee, and built on a half-acre hillside lot in Orinda, this 1955 modernist masterpiece feels far larger than its modest 2/1 1,110 SqFt floorplan.
That’s thanks to abundant glass, surrounding every room, and a central courtyard. This allows light to flood the space, blurs the lines between inside and out, and offers tranquil views at every turn. It’s also a smart design, with retractable walls, clever storage, and space to breathe.
First time the ‘Wilkinson House’ has been up for sale, having been lovingly maintained by one owner for more than 60 years. Original character has been preserved, with rich wood paneling, pickle-stained ceilings, red-brick fireplace, and globe light fixtures –all intact.
The lines and proportions look just right. It feels open, with subtle yet distinct divisions. But it’s the details and textures that set it apart –the varied wood tones throughout, the concrete aggregate entry, and a huge cantilevered fireplace that anchors the space. The setting isn’t bad either.
Many more gorgeous pics + deets here –listed by our friend and realtor, Thomas Westfall (who kindly gave us this exclusive pre-MLS preview) and offered at $1M. Open house 1-4pm this Saturday and Sunday.