Eichler Neighborhood Sale Goes Vintage

A vintage white leather jacket with a keen-eyed longhorn may be available at the sale. Courtesy of Renee Underwood

The Eichler neighborhoods of Rancho de los Santos and Rancho del Diablo in Concord are small, but are home to several mid-century modern dealers, who are opening their garages as part of a neighborhood sale.

The Concord Eichler Neighborhood Atrium and Garage Sale runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday July 19. Shoppers should start at 4160 Wilson Lane, in the Diablo area, or 4018 Salem Street, in Santos, where they can pick up maps to the other homes taking part in the sale.

Suzanne Dunn, who sells vintage Scandinavian jewelry, among other goods, says there will be between 10 and 15 Eichler homeowners taking part. While many will sell the standard garage sale fare – which means just about anything – several will be selling cool mid-century modern finds.

Vintage lamps and artwork. Courtesy of Camila Baum

“I’m focusing a little more on the retro stuff,” says Suzanne, who is organizing the tour, which has been held for several years now. She says all the vintage dealers in the neighborhood will take part. These include people who sells home furnishings and vintage fashion.

Among those taking part are Camila Baum, who mostly sells online through her business Mod Pop Vintage Modern, Casie Permenter, and Renee and Karl Underwood, who sell vintage fashion (Karl has some great shirts for your next rockabilly dance) and more.

Baum will feature vintage items from Mod Pop as a special atrium pop-up sale, she says. Her home is 4018 Salem Street.

While you’re in the neighborhood, check out the layout. There are three Eichler neighborhoods in Concord. The other is Parkside, a few blocks away. Homes there are on Gainsborough, Lancashire, Barrington and Merridan Drives by Concord Community Park.

Homes in all three neighborhoods are generally well preserved and lovely. Watch for the fall/October '14 issue of CA-Modern magazine, which will profile these neighborhoods.

An unusual West German vase. Courtesy of Suzanne Dunn.

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