Friday, July 8, 2011


Okay, I have been bitten by the Eichler bug. Joseph Eichler was a developer (not an architect) who built over 11,000 homes in California between 1950 and 1974. I only like the houses that have the front courtyard behind the not-so-warm front fences.

I checked out this Sunnyvale Eichler yesterday. It is 4bd/2bath and completely original. Die hard Eichler fans love this stuff, but some of the remodels really bring modern conveniences in where they are needed:

This Eichler shows how the front and backyards mesh with the house:

Original kitchen style with a new coat of paint:

Number 8 winner for an Eichler kitchen remodel contest:

Who knew South Land Park in Sacramento has Eichlers:

We are putting in an "offer" tomorrow for an Eichler rental down the street. It will be quite the bidding war and I expect not to get it. You can't say we didn't try.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

My family used to have an Eichler in Sunnyvale! Bland front fence, beautiful courtyard right behind it, wall of windows in the house to the backyard and of course, a flat roof. Sweet little house, I miss it.