We are buying a Greenmeadow Eichler. I'll be taking a bunch of photographs of the interior this weekend. The house has all authentic fixtures near as I can tell.
-sliding cabinet doors with old paint in bath and kitchen
-unpainted mahogany panelling in living areas (not bedrooms)
-original closet doors
-kitchen still has blender inserts, original brick BBQ, sink, etc.
The house is tired, but has been impeccably maintained....things are worn but not trashed.
If there is anyone interested in having some of these photographs I would be happy to make them available.
(email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I believe I saw that house during its Open House weekend. It is a great example of what an Eichler can be if maintained well. I was amazed at the condition of the house overall.
Please consider posting some pictures in the gallery ("Snapshot Showroom") in the Chatterbox Lounge. I'll bet there are other owners who wonder what a well-maintained, original Eichler can look like. BTW, thanks for identifying the blender inserts - I couldn't figure out what that was.
I hope you're able to maintain it in such good condition. Good luck with it.
You're new house sounds cool! I'd love to have some photos. If you're willing to mail direct, you can send them to eichfan at rawbw dot com.
Regarding the blender insert. My 1960 San Jose Eichler didn't come with it but I;ve considered putting one in. If you are missing parts, you can find newer versions (and sometimes the older versions) on Ebay. They are made by NuTone (who stopped making them a few years back). The model I was seeing in original Eichlers was Model 221 I think.
If you don't have an instruction booklet, I have one I'd be willing to make a copy of for your personal use.
Good luck in your new home.
I am interested in photos. Please post, or email them to
joe at barthlow dot com
shoot the kitchen, living, bathroom, bedroom, dining