Midcentury modern lovers, take note. At least 10 Eichler homes are on the market right this minute.
For those not in the know, Joseph Eichler was a remarkably influential post-World War II housing developer who built affordable subdivisions of tract homes, mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California, although a handful show up in far-flung locations like New York.
From 1949 through the early 1970s, about 11,000 Eichler homes popped up in the Bay Area, in places like Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and San Rafael. The now-notable designs by the architects Anshen & Allen, Claude Oakland, and A. Quincy Jones have come to be known as Eichlers.
Their signature elements, such as A-frame roofs, indoor atriums, walls of glass leading outside, and open floor plans, have developed a serious cult following.
The designs continue to resonate with home buyers—at least with those willing to spend millions on what are now decades-old homes. Some have been lovingly preserved by their original owners, and others have received a total makeover.
According to one Eichler specialist, Kevin Swartz, the founder of Atria Real Estate, the latest batch to land on the market in the South Bay are being sold by families looking for larger homes—or fleeing
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