Dessert Served in San Rafael

Saturday May 19 ‘Marin Eichler Home Tour’ to show off 12 Eichler homes—all day long!
Fridays on the Homefront
Marin County’s first Eichler home tour since 2009, ‘Marin Eichler Home Tour 2018,’ is set for Saturday May 19. All 12 of the tour’s homes (including the Thompson family home above) are tasty Eichlers—in the Lucas Valley and Terra Linda neighborhoods of greater San Rafael. Photo: courtesy Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate
Fridays on the Homefront
Thompson family home: part of the dozen homes on the Marin Eichler tour. Photo: courtesy Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate
Fridays on the Homefront
Thompson family’s fixer-upper home during its recent extensive remodel. See the finished project on tour. Photo: courtesy Thompson family
Fridays on the Homefront
Marin Eichler tour players: Renee Adelmann (left), Doug Thompson (right).

The month of May's banquet of Bay Area home tours is almost complete—and soon it will be time for dessert: the first tour of Marin Eichlers in nearly a decade!

"We are really excited with the quality of the homes we've brought together, even models that we didn't even know had been done," says tour co-organizer Renee Adelmann of the remarkable restorations and remodels of the 12 stops along 'Marin Eichler Home Tour 2018,' set for Saturday May 19.

The Eichler Network is one of more than a dozen sponsors for the tour. Get your tickets today—while they last.

Marin County's first Eichler home tour since 2009 follows on the heels of a busy month of regional tours during May. While none of the homes on the prior tours were built by the most prolific developer of the genre, Joe Eichler, all 12 tour homes set for May 19 are tasty Eichlers only—in the Lucas Valley and Terra Linda neighborhoods of greater San Rafael, circa 1955-'62.

The tour includes homes by all three of Eichler's participating architectural firms: Jones & Emmons, Anshen and Allen, and Claude Oakland.

"We've sold more than 800 tickets so far, and they're selling like hotcakes everyday," says Adelmann, Lucas Valley homeowner and co-owner of Marin Modern Real Estate. Adelmann spearheaded the organization of the fundraiser for the Dixie School District foundation with fellow parent-volunteers Tezza Yujuico and Brody Reiman, and readily admits to being excited about it.

"I've alerted them that they need to be ready for a lot of people," the realtor said, smiling about a deli near Dixie Elementary School in Lucas Valley, one of several convenient lunch choices at the tour. Others include three food trucks at the school featuring Moroccan, Vietnamese, and hot dogs along with locally roasted Red Whale Coffee.

Sign-in at the tour is split alphabetically between two locations, which the organizers hope will shorten lines. Adelmann's home and one other are a walkable distance from the school, but a car is required for the rest.