Just got the April issue of Sunset mag. Beginning on page 118, it has an aticle about the restoration of a Richard Neutra duplex in SFO. It is not indepth like a specialty mag would do, but still interesting.
Check it out.
I'm replying to your post because you seem to be one of the most active persons on this forum and always seem to give good advice. BTW, we do get Sunset and loved the article/pics on the restored Neutra home.
I've been reading this bulletin board for a while, but just now registered because my wife and I were finally successful in getting an Eichler home in Sunnyvale.
When we move in we will face some fairly immediate restoration and renovation challenges. Specifically, in our kitchen the cooktop and oven have both been removed. I was hoping to find some pictures of the original kitchen layout for this tract. I saw that another newbie has asked for pictures without sucess. Wondered if you could offer any advice or guidance on possible resources for finding the original layout.
Welcome and congrats on your new home! Sunnyvale is a lovely area. My parent's first home was a S'vale Eichler on Dawn Drive. I remember it well, even though we moved a few years later.
I don't know of any source for original pics for a particular tract, but we have found the best source for this kind of info are the neighbors. Since we purchased our willow glen eichler 10 years ago, we have been in more than 20 homes in our area, with many of them having the same floor plan as ours. You would be surprised to see how many original or near original homes there are out there. That seems to be changing, as the original or 2nd owners retire, sell and move out of the area. Our neighborhood is one where everybody walks and it is on these walks that we often have the chance to meet other neighbors and share "house fun" and tips. We have found Eichler owners to be some of the most open and sharing when it comes to love of their homes. So my suggestion is to be on the lookout for houses in your are that have the same floorplan, and get acquainted with their owners.
Thanks so much for the information.