Historic Roots

Origins of the Eichlers and other mid-century modern homes

Eichler X-100, House of Steel
Discover Eichler's San Mateo 'X-100' house of steel—the Eichler of the century, design for the ages
The Bazett House - Hillsborough
A 'paradise lost' that Joe Eichler never regained—the legendary Bazett house of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Eichler Atrium
At home with the great outdoors at center stage—experiencing the heart & soul of the Eichler home
Eichler's Early Years: 1949-'50 The First Subdivisions
50 years later, we return to the manors and gardens that embellished the great Eichler home prototype
Unfolding the Eichler Design
The evolution of the Eichler design—pivotal turns and experiments enroute to a better way of living
Eichler Salesman Jonas Harschel
His restless soul steered him to the Eichler fold—and shared liberal values forged a deep connection
Ernie Braun: Photographer Behind the Eichlers
For 14 years, Ernie Braun captured Eichler Homes' modernist utopia with his camera bigger than life
The Catherine Munson Story
'First lady' of Eichler sales continues to woo new buyers with her charm and an irresistible lifestyle
The Wonderful World of Eichler Homes
Developer Joseph Eichler and his Eichler Homes, Inc. built nearly 11,000 single-family homes in California, beginning in the late 1940s
Don Wexler Interview
Architect Don Wexler traces his long road -- from humble beginnings to Palm Springs 'Walk of Fame'
Family Affair, Story Untold
Desert modern builders George and Bob Alexander found common ground through daring decisions and hard work