3736 Merridan Dr, Concord (Sold)
3736 Merridan Dr – Stunning A. Quincy Jones Designed Double-A-Frame Eichler
Located in Concord’s Parkwood Estates, this stunning Double-A-Frame Eichler brings a touch of Palm Springs lifestyle directly to the East Bay. Designed by renowned Eichler architect A. Quincy Jones, this well preserved home is a perfect blend of original mid-century-modern details with 21st Century updates and conveniences. One of the most sought after designs, the home’s main entrance leads directly into an open air atrium that is surrounded on all four sides with floor-to-ceiling glass. All three wings of the home can be seen, experienced, and directly accessed from here.
The west facing slider leads directly to the great room were cathedral tongue-and-groove ceilings and a central fireplace set the scene for what can only be deemed the focal point for one of Joseph Eichler’s grandest and most timeless designs. An adjacent family room leads to a completely updated modern kitchen featuring a Viking gas stove encased in a central island with custom Heath ceramic tile backsplash, bespoke cabinetry and a spacious pantry. The remaining northern wing of the home contains the formal dining room, a fully remodeled bathroom, 2 bedrooms, and a separate den/game room, which can also double as an interior laundry room (existing hookups) as well as a remote learning classroom. This room was converted from its previous use as a 5th bedroom. On the opposite, southeastern wing of the home are the 3rd and 4th bedrooms that are conveniently connected via an exquisitely remodeled Jack and Jill bathroom. The master bedroom leads directly onto the large backyard which can also be accessed from at least five other areas of the home.
Meticulously cared for and thoughtfully updated, the maintenance and design of this home leaves nothing to chance. Mahogany walls adorn almost every one of the main rooms of the house and the original globe lighting accentuates every nuanced design feature as was originally intended by the architects and builder alike. Aside from the gorgeous kitchen and bathroom remodels, other notable features include a new radiant boiler, split mini LG AC/Heating units, RV parking, a large back yard with gas BBQ island, and in-ground gas/electric lines for possible outdoor kitchen and gas fire pit just to name a few. Originally built in 1964 as a 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath home with 1,993 square feet of living space (per tax records) and sited on a spacious almost 10,000 SF lot. The Parkwood Estates Eichler community is a small enclave of Eichler homes and only one of three Concord neighborhoods that feature approximately 175 homes. Conveniently located in close proximity to BART, public transit and major freeways, makes this an ideal central location.