Designed in 1956 by architect A. Quincy Jones for developer Joe Eichler, the all-steel X-100 ‘experimental house of the future’ of the San Mateo Highlands was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Lucile Glessner Design was hired by X-100 owner Marty Arbunich, Eichler Network director and CA-Modern Magazine publisher, to manage the X-100 restoration process, returning the unique Eichler to its original splendor. The two-year restoration process entailed rediscovering the original paint colors, recreating the fireplace, repairing cabinetry and tile, removing added elements at the front exterior, and restoring the original sliding-glass doors and hardware. Lucile and her team, with the assistance of stager Camila Baum, also furnished the house extensively from furniture to custom art and accessories. Landscape architect J.C. Miller of Vallier Design Associates restored the swimming pool and aggregate backyard deck, and, while drawing inspiration from the home’s original landscaping plan, brought in new landscaping and hardscape. Builder Craig Smollen and handyman Alex Peralta took care of the construction aspects. The photos from Sabrina Huang and Tom Fitzgerald show the final results beautifully.
See link to Eichler Network article to view some before photos of the home:
Photography credit: Sabrina Huang
Landscape Design from JC Miller, Vallier Design Associates, Inc
Photography credit: Tom Fitzgerald Photography