One of East Coast's three bonafide Eichlers
hits the market—but still befuddles buyers
It was one of Joe Eichler's most challenging homebuilding projects—developing homes 3,000 miles away from his company's California hub. That was back in 1962.
Today, nearly 55 years later, as one of a handful of bonafide Eichler homes built in New York comes to market, the tiny Eichler development there continues to befuddle potential buyers—like some sort of 'strange homes in a strange land' (with apologies to Heinlein).
"The house is not for everybody in this area. If it was in California, it would sell for a lot more," said Allan Erps, listing agent for Better Homes & Gardens / Rand Realty of the Eichler home at 130 Grotke Lane in Spring Valley, approximately 30 miles north of New York City. "We're working with the constraints that we have."