We are in the process of buying an "Eichler style" home in Santa Rosa, CA. I'm assuming that since "Eichler style" is in the MLS description of the home, that it is not a real Eichler. Can I still be part of the Eichler network if I have a knock-off? :wink: And how does one know which are the real Eichlers and which are not? (Is there a registry somewhere?) Thanks! This site looks great.
Trudie & Steve
Of course you can join in! There are plenty of non-owner fans on this board. And for better or worse if your house is eichler-like, you may have some similar house upkeep issues.
How does one know a real eichler from a 'like-ler'? Mostly by seeing alot of them i guess. Check out the 2 eichler books referenced on this website.
best of luck with your new home!
welcome Trudie & Steve! do you have any photos of your home? MLS number? Thousands of other great mid-century modern homes were built besides the ones Eichler built. Maybe yours is identifiable to another builder or architect of significants.
Northern most extent is the tract in Lucas Valley (San Rafael). There might be another thread on here about other similar styled homes that were built in Cotati, Rohnert Park and environs.
Modfan, this board tends to be rather Eichler-centric, so I am not sure if there'll be other threads about non-Eichlers. Maybe a good topic for Lotta Living?
trufolsom: Anyway, I am interested in seeing photos, or hearing more about this house. There was a company in Novato building Cliff May homes around 1955. If they can't be posted, email them to joe at barthlow dot com
Let's not forget that Eichler occasionally built custom stand alone homes too, and not all of those have been discovered. Example, the larger custom Jones & Emmons Eichler in Vacaville a couple years ago, located near the building at the airport restaurant (designed by J&E) that was being torn down.
I don't thing Streng built that far west, though, you never know. Also, check with your local building department to see who's name is on the permits and/or construction documents. Some towns/counties keep that information.
if you don't get much feedback on this board about your house, feel free to post up at http://www.lottaliving.com. The residential forum is for all mid-century modern fans, not just Eichler owners. You'll find Cliff May owners, Palmer & Krisel owners, Eichler owners, Neutra owners, people who don't know who designed their homes. Basically, all homes from that era share the same issues in terms of maintaining, restoring, repairing, updating, remodeling, etc. The forum is mostly LA based, but we have regular posters from all over the country, including norcal.
fxlarry: after a while of studying these homes, you learn to identify certain models, design details, and materials for certain builders and architects.
Here is the real estate listing, with photos, for the Eichler-style house we are buying: http://norcalmls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Bareis&PRGNAME=...
Thank you all for your advice and warm welcomes. We are excited.
Trudie & Steve
neither an Eichler nor a Cliff May, but a nice post & beam house nevertheless. I love your crisp white walls set against the warm wood ceilings. I might opt for dark brown or black posts and beams.