Joseph Eichler’s contribution to the Modernism movement is undeniable. Eichler-designed houses are incredibly popular today amongst the Mid-Century Home community.
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Klopf Architecture specializes in remodels of mid-century homes, often Eichler houses. They focuse on the dwellers needs and respect of the original architecture.
Today, John Klopf tells us about their philosophy and what are the struggles of remodeling an Eichler house today.
Considering the persistent appeal of Robert Eichler’s original homes, it’s no surprise that many have undergone renovations to bring them into the new century.
…Continues from The Tradition of Eichler Neighbourhoods
The first Eichler homes were designed by well-known California architect team of Anshen & Allen and in later years other architects were hired and collaborated with Joseph Eichler, including the firm of Jones & Emmons.
Starting in 1953, the American real estate market began to change. The rise of average salaries and a spreading optimism about the future, caused a dramatic increase of buying requests for the first time since the end of the war. New buyers also began to develop more refined tastes – asking for more elaborate designs; requests to which builders eagerly responded, including new features as second bathrooms, larger living areas, more functional kitchens and in-house intercoms.
It’s almost certain that Joe Eichler would not have had as much success as he did if it wasn’t for the Californian style success and its strong cultural basis, which many of Eichler’s developments marketing campaigns were based on.
Generally speaking, Americans living in the early 1940s rarely accepted modern architecture as the standard for private housing. Californians however, were the exception – owing to a subculture of reformers and philanthropists that chose a contemporary and modern style when designing their houses.
Joseph Eichler’s iconic homes featuring low-sloping A-framed roofs, clean lines and light-filled spaces have become highly sought after homes.
This 1962 Fairmeadow Tract by Joseph Eichler is one of three tracts by the renowned architect set in California’s Orange County.
Today, Linda Rowe, Pediatric Occupational Therapist/ Orthotist and partner Betty Eng Lee, Chief operating officer/Clinic Manager share the story of their process of closing an era of their lives in NYC and embarking on a dream in the desert.
We delve into the Eichler #1, a landscaping project commissioned to Terremoto landscape design for an original Eichler in Southern California.
The craft of landscaping redefines spaces, brings them together creating contrast in unexpected ways. Landscape design is not only about embellishing the site but also functionality.
San Francisco based Creative Designer Aaron Pou and his wife were already Eichler fans when they stumbled upon a charismatic A. Quincy Jones design online.
The all steel Eichler X-100 ‘experimental house of the future’ plays with space, light and peculiarities. This home could be straight out of a science fiction film.
This Eichler home renovation in South Bay, California, brings back the light and space which previous renovations have took away.
This Eichler home in Orange County underwent a five year renovation that fuses modern design with classic midcentury style.
This Eichler house was buried under shadows and duskiness in California’s Palo Alto; until Klopf Architecture took the project home.
In the Palo Alto Hills this gorgeous Eichler home lies off the beaten path. Embodying the iconic midcentury modern style.
Eichler Homes renovations are often a labour of love, this Eichler in the Fairhaven Neighborhood in Orange, is no exception.
This careful update to the original, designed by architects Anshen & Allen in 1963, was necessary to meet modern living standards.
This stunning Joseph Eichler home was bought by two lifelong mid-century furniture collectors to house their enormous collection. Built in California in the 1950s, it’s a typical mid-century Eichler house.
Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler’s work.
Amy and Sean were mid-century design collectors way before buying their Eichler, and now the circle is complete. Today, you can read more about their experience as mid-century house owners and how it has changed their lives.
The owners, of this recently renovated Eichler home in San Mateo Highlands, California, is a young couple with two small children.
They were particularly keen to preserve as much of the Eichler home’s original essence with an eye for minimalist aesthetics.
This Eichler was built on a larger scale than the typical Eichlers we’ve come to know and love.
Built on an H-plan, it is described as a “Super Eichler”.