840 Richmond Avenue
840 Richmond Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
Provided by: Atria Real Estate


Built in 1952
3 beds
2 parking spaces
1,002 sqft
6,022 sf lot

This iconic AA1 Eichler was the very first architect-designed Eichler model, by renowned architects, Anshen and Allen. The AA1 Eichler model has been meticulously restored by Eichler specialists, BLAINE architects. 

This home offers many iconic details combined with modern updates. You’ll find original mahogany paneling throughout, beautifully restored to the original natural matte finish, with original CMU block accent wall and wood burning fireplace in the living room. Post-and-beam construction with an open floor plan has been structurally strengthened, the original floor-to-ceiling glass walls recently replaced with insulated glass units to keep the indoor temperature mild year round. Expansive glass walls are visually seamlessly to the outdoors, and pay tribute to the true indoor-outdoor lifestyle of mid-century-modern home design. 

Other features include original globe lighting, mid-century butterfly pendant lamps restored to their original beauty, and brand new radiant heated floors, including combi boiler/water heater. Freshly polished VCT flooring throughout gives the look of a seamless open plan while paying homage to the original Eichler design aesthetic. Newly upgraded electrical panel, brand new radiant floors, and freshly insulated roof and several insulated walls improve the liveability of this iconic design. 

The open kitchen has a new gray quartz countertop over mahogany wood veneer cabinets, and luxurious stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and an adjacent eating area.  Three well appointed bedrooms include one with built-in desk and shelving.  The original indoor-outdoor floor plan makes for easy entertaining and enjoyment inside and out, with new aluminum & glass sliding door leading to the beautifully landscaped backyard area, with modern concrete with river stone surround, lawn area, wood deck and mature landscaping that provides ultimate privacy for year-round enjoyment. 2 car garage with laundry and ideally located minutes to downtown Willow Glen, Santana Row and Valley Fair Mall shopping, restaurants and amenities. Close to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center,  San Jose City College, Apple Campus, Facebook, Ebay, Adobe, and Google, and easy access to 280, 880, Hwy 17 and 87 freeways.

Expansion plans are available upon request to add 600 additional sf, turning this model into a 4br, 3 bathroom, with atrium entry, all while maintaining this stunning iconic mid-century-modern design



Built in 1952 by renowned mid-century modern builder, Joseph Eichler

New VCT flooring throughout

Original Eichler features: Globe lights, wood burning fireplace, open beam ceilings, floor to ceiling window in living room

New double pane insulated glass and clerestories throughout living, dining and kitchen.  New double pane window in kitchen, new double pane door at backyard with thin framed aluminum

New pex radiant floor heat throughout. New combination boiler.   New radiant manifold. 

All original mahogany (Lauan) paneling is in good condition, except 3 new mahogany panels which were replaced in the third bedroom.  

CMU exposed block in the living room which is  continued to the outside.

New Updated 200 Amp electrical panel

Custom mahogany floating mantle above the fireplace, with brass inlay to align with the CMU brick seams

Sellers have finished plans for expansion, still need city approval 


3 Bedrooms

First and second bedroom: VCT flooring and Mahogany walls

Third bedroom: built in desk and shelving, VCT flooring and Mahogany walls



1 bath

Original Shower over tub with bubblegum pink Eichler tiles and Hansgrohe rain shower head



New gray quartz countertop over mahogany wood veneer cabinets

All stainless steel appliances: Fisher Paykel Electric Range (3 month old), Fisher Paykel Refrigerator (10 months old), Kitchenaid Professional Series Dishwasher (3 years old)

Breakfast bar seating

Pantry with original Eichler sliding doors 

Hot and cold filtered water at sink



Flat roof is tar and gravel,  Sloped roof is new insulated TPO

Two car attached garage with laundry hookups

New Eichler siding on front living room wall, south facing bedroom wall; custom milled to match original. Original siding everywhere else

Outdoor dining area which includes wood deck, CMU wall with integrated floating cedar wood bench.

All new irrigation throughout property. Drip irrigation for water conservation for planting beds, and grass lawns are sprinklered.

Very productive lemon tree.  Honey Locust tree in rear yard. Palo verde tree in the side yard. Structured Guava trees in the front yard.

Aloe Vera and native grasses, lavender, natural pittosporum hedge provides privacy from neighbors. Nice natural grass lawns that the kids love to play on. Climbing Jasmine on the north fence, climbing fig on the south fence.



Sherman Oaks Elementary

Monroe Middle

Del Mar High 

*Buyer to verify 


Community playground less than a half block away

Walking distance to light rail and San Jose City College

Minutes to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, downtown Willow Glen, Valley Fair shopping center and Santana Row 

Easy commute access to highways  280, 85 and 17

Virtual Tour



Kevin Swartz

Real Estate Consultant
Atria Real Estate
(408) 201-3849
DRE #01907996