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Do I have an Eichler?

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Joined: Mar 9 2006

Hi Y'all,
I'm new to the Eichler network but a longtime mid-century buff. I bought a 1964 mid-century, butterfly-shaped house in Laguna Beach last summer (one of three on a block) with a central atrium that had all the hallmarks of an Eichler. The sales agent gave me the name of some obscure architect I'd never heard of. However, I recently consulted my next-door neighbor, who told me it was indeed an Eichler. I'd never heard that Eichler built in Laguna. So I went to City Hall yesterday and checked the records of all 3 houses. None of them had an original building permit, So can anyone tell me how I can establish the provenence of this fab home? I'd really love to know if I have the honor of owning an Eichler. Thanks.

Billy

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Joined: Apr 2 2003

Can you give the name the sales person mentioned--did it start with L?

I don't think Eichler built in laguna beach, though you're not the first to ask. I might have suggested A. Quincy Jones... 1/2 of the Jones & Emmons team that designed a number of Eichler homes.

You might try posting your question to the Southern California folks at:

http://www.eichlersocal.com

Failing that, try posting to:

http://www.lottaliving.com

Good luck.
Jake

eichfan at rawbw dot com

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Joined: Mar 9 2006

Thanks for your help. The initials of the Realtor are MB - but he's new and I assume clueless.

Joined: Mar 2 2004

Do you have radiant heat, floor to ceiling glass, some wood paneled walls, tongue-and-groove ceilings, sliding garage doors, distinctive kitchen cabinets? Post a photo. Maybe you're living in a 'lost' Eichler.

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Joined: Apr 2 2003

Hi Billy,

Sorry I didn't state my question clearly.

You said the realtor mentioned an obscure architect--it was the architect's name I was looking for, if you remember.

Cheers.
Jake

eichfan at rawbw dot com

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

not an Eichler. But I am sure it's a great house! Post up a photo of the exterior if you can. :)

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Joined: Mar 9 2006

Thank you all for speedy responses. I tried to post some photos, but this site makes it was too complicated (or I'm just a Luddite). I'll try and figure out how to post on a public site. Anyway, yes and no to many of the questions:

glass everywhere
central atrium
tongue and groove ceiling
beautiful wood paneling everywhere - and beams
kitchen is new so no identifiable features
open carport underneath (house is raised for the view)

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