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The Cherin Home

233 E. Cornell Ave.

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Built in 1950 for Alfred and Mini Cherin by local Architect Robert Stevens, this house is an excellent example of mid-century modern design. Stevens is a prominent figure in Fresno’s mid-century design history and is credited with pioneering the “garden office” architectural style. An excellent example of this style can be seen in the office complex designed by Stevens at 5151 Palm, across from Fig Garden Village. Stevens also designed many noteworthy commercial and residential buildings throughout Fresno, including the Citibank (with the large Abacus sculpture) on Ashlan and Blackstone.

The home is 2200 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Like many such homes, it has a modest facade largely concealed from view by landscaping. The front yard creates privacy for the homeowners. It is the interior and rear elevation of the home that mark this residence as distinctive.

The previous homeowner was award-winning interior designer, Michael Weil. As you tour the home you will have the opportunity to experience the creativity of the architect and the interior designer. The has is also registered as an historic home.

Special designs to look for include polished concrete floors. The kitchen has been remodeled and features stainless steel countertops, a built-in breakfast nook and beautiful floor to ceiling cabinetry.

The open living room and dining room have floor to ceiling glass walls that overlook the backyard and the pool. Speakers throughout the home provide music from an audio room that features a variety of sources. The current homeowner has collected artwork over the years that is displayed throughout the home.