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.