In our bi-weekly visit with the quintessential Eichler cartoonist, Brian Narelle comments on the scarcity of Eichlers. It's especially germane today, given the currentEichlershortage in the Bay Area market.
With little notice and zero fanfare, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space disappeared from Midtown Manhattan late last month, and architecture fans are only just now taking notice, thanks to an article in Crain’s New York Business.
The one-time disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright forged a design philosophy that valued low-footprint building and resource conservation, an antithesis to Wright's Broadacre plan and Eichler's suburban sprawl.
Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes languish on the market in Marin and Contra Costa counties. Their prices have been slashed but even in this hot real estate market nobody's biting. That's because buying a Frank Lloyd Wright means buying into an unending project.
The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design announced more than a year ago that it had found a permanent home in the American Industrial Center, a former can factory that still looms on Third Street in Dogpatch. But it's taken a while to complete the move. Finally, though, the museum has a hard opening date.