I want to thank Marty Arbunich, Adriene Biondo, and John Ng for a very nice time at the famous All Steel X-100 Eichler in the San Mateo Highlands- the very neighborhood that, some years back, re-ignited my love for these homes.
I could barely appreciate their wonderfull remodel however- both for it's transparency to the original design, and because I was kept busy meeting so many cool Eichler people. But, like the fog dripping over the hills near the resovior visible out the back window, this home crept into my soul. Eichlers can be so subliminal!
One guy I met had been to the X for the original open house, and he confirmed how pristine it still was. Another couple, neighbors, are building a steel framed add on. But I had the most fun with cartoonist Brian Narelle, the "Cracks from the Slab" guy. He regaled me with tales of his days filming the great Science Fiction spoof Dark Star. (I even noted an Eichler parallel... aliens on the ship that were portrayed with colored lights behind obscure glass!)
All and all, a very exciting and stimulating time, spent in a piece of history that is in good hands. An exciting future awaits.
Did the make the electric utility connection to the overhead wire or were the able to connect it underground. Last time I drove by (some time ago) the electric utility line was disconnected.