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840 Richmond Avenue, San Jose

Sold for: $1,350,314






About 840 Richmond Avenue, San Jose

Built in 1952 by renowned mid-century modern builder Joseph Eichler,  and meticulously restored, this home offers many iconic details combined with modern updates. You’ll find original mahogany paneling throughout, with CMU block accent wall and wood burning fireplace in the living room. Open beam ceilings are painted in white with contrasting black beams and window trim that surround the large floor-to-ceiling panel of glass.

Other features include globe lighting and new radiant heating system with VCT flooring throughout. The open kitchen has gray quartz countertop over mahogany wood veneer cabinets, nearly new luxury stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and an adjacent eating area.  Three well appointed bedrooms include one with built-in desk and shelving.  The natural indoor-outdoor floor plan makes for easy entertaining and enjoyment inside and out, with sliding door leading to the beautifully landscaped backyard area, with modern square pavers with river stone surround, lawn area, wood deck and mature landscaping.

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 and easy access to 280, 17 and 87 freeways.



Built in 1952 by Joseph Eichler — New VCT flooring — 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 aluminium  — New pex radiant floor heat — New combination boiler —  New radiant manifold  — All original Lauan mahogany paneling  — CMU exposed blocks in the living room which are continued to the outside — New Updated 200 Amp electrical panel — Custom mahogany floating mantle above the fireplace, with brass inlay to align with CMU brick seams


  • 3 bedrooms 
  • First and second: VCT flooring and Mahogany walls
  • Third: built in desk and shelving, VCT flooring and Mahogany walls


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Attached 2 car garage
  • 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 the property. Drip irrigation for water conservation for planting beds, and grass lawns are sprinklered


  • Sherman Oaks Elementary
  • Monroe Middle
  • Del Mar High 




Virtual Tour



  • 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

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Kevin Swartz



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