A Year of Careful Study Leads to a Thoughtful Renovation of a 1949 Eichler

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#1

:heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:


#2

That looks like a modern prefab home.


#3

A great improvement, but at what cost? It does have a very boxy feel, like an office or a school (where I wouldn’t mind spending time :yum:)

The link names it as one “architecturally modest tract home” which was designed by developer Eichler, a non-architect… interesting how the current architects paid tribute to the original plan.


#4

No Eichler left thank god… Why would anyone want to keep the little dark rooms and low ceiling of Eichlers?


#5

That was exactly my thought when I saw the pics. It reminds me of my favorite prefab in Burlingame…

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#6

No thank you.
Too many windows, air conditioning and heating must be needed.
I love to walk around my house as the midwife brought me to this world. :joy:


#7

What do your kids think of that???..eeewww… lol


#8

Just saw this one that is kinda similar. Know the architect, @Elt1?


#9

They are taught that nudism is nothing to be ashamed of.

Well, my neighbors across the street don’t think so. :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:


#10

Heard of him… Not bad .
I love L shaped and U shaped houses
Hate the facade… Needs another garage
Carport entry sucks

. The painted ceiling makes all the difference… I owned a similar style home first thing I did was paint the olive green ceilings with shiny white paint… took three coats
I bought my first car from William Wursters daughter.
A piece of shit Vega… I have hated mid century modern architects every since… lol
I worked with John Boyd who was one of Eichlers architects… I have also worked with Marc Mack and got published. Cliff May is another famous guy I worked with… I enjoy his Santa Barbara Mediterranean style.
The mid century guys were in my fathers generation, naturally I rebelled against their style and became a postmodernist.
I personally think the most interesting “architect” I have worked with is Fred Herring. Probably the most outrageous BA designer alive today…


#11

The San Mateo house is alright but the outside is too underwhelming. I know 1.8m is not considered luxury in Bay Area but man, give me something that pops a little ok? It looks too much like a run down school.


#12

At least it has a sloped roof… Upscale compared to Eichlers