While the San Mateo Highlands are indeed on a hill, most of the properties do not have a view. Their yards tend to be enclosed and feel very private. It's remarkable how much a yard can feel like an outdoor room when the eave of the house isn't much higher that the top of the neighbour's fence.
The house at 2227 Cobble Hill, however, has an amazing view of the California countryside. As well, the yard is a little larger than most, given the rear living space an expansiveness uncommon in the community. It's southern exposure brings light deep into the plan. Skylights in eaves further bring light in. The large planes of glass, both the front and rear of the house, blur the difference between interior and exterior.
The living room addition on the rear of the house has a high ceiling that clears and preserves the original roofline. The clearing out the crown mouldings and shag carpet, the rest of the renovations have restored the essential intent of this midcentury home.
This Eichler has four bedrooms, two baths, and is 2158 square feet.
2227 Cobble Hill is one of twelve homes that Inertia was able to visit in May on the Eichler Home Tour 2017. Earlier, we wrote about other houses on the tour, as well as posted a gallery of Eichlers that weren't included in the tour.