Just came across an Eichler that seems to be so out of the norm of what has come to be viewed as the "True Eichler". This house has two parallel hallways running away from a small central front foyer and towards the Living Room and Master Bedroom which are situated at the rear of the home. The Kitchen / Family area is off one hall while the bedrooms are off the parallel hall. The main living space of this home has taller than average ceilings.
Can anyone give me any information at all on this style of home? Are they common throughout the Bay Area or were they specifically built in the Walnut Creek area? What time frame for construction are we talking with these homes? Were they a later model ? Who were the architects of this design and what is the design number for them?
Again any insight into any aspect of this style of Eichler would be more than appreciated.
Mmm... I saw an Eichler in Saratoga at one point that had an indoor pool. The indoor pool was in the space surrounded by a U. That is, a front foyer area with two parellel wings--if I remember correctly. Is that what you are describing?
Thanks for the reply there Jake. Doesn't sound like the Eichler that I'm describing. This house has a small (20ft/sq) foyer. The two parallel halls both run off this foyer in the same direction, side by side ( separated only by a bank of closets in the bedroom hall) towards the living room and master bedroom. as you stand in the foyer and look into the house there are these two halls directly in from of you both carrying you into and through the house. The Eichler itself is narrow and long as it's retreats from the street.
It sounds like you may be describing the Eichler plan in which I live. Does the house have a two car garage and a recessed entry door, and is the roof peaked over the garage, family room, kitchen, and living room? If so, I think my plan number is 624, and I have seen it in Lower Lucas Valley in Marin, and in Walnut Creek, and in one neighborhood in Palo Alto. I hope this helps.
Many thanks for the reply there Berry Patch John but I don't think we are talking the same plan. This house has a flat roof and the roof is raised ( 10/12 ft ceiling) over the family / multi-purpose room, kitchen and living room which are situated one behind the other on one side of the house. There is no peak on this Eichler. If anyone has any idea of which plan number this is I'd appreciate it greatly.
That is a fairly common floorplan in several Palo Alto tracks.
I grew up in one such 1958-59 4br house in the Meadow Park subdivision. The floorplan is #914
I currently live in a nearly identical but slightly older and smaller model in the Royal Manor subdivison. The main difference is the size of the living room.
In this same neighborhood, there are also similar double hallway models where the two bathrooms share a common wall, and that have a slightly different roofline (both flat-roof variants and also less symmetric raised roofs).
I also have a friend who lives in a 914 in the San Mateo Highlands subdivison.