East Bay

Hit the Road
Hot-spot stops for time travelers on a California road-trip getaway
Experiment in Innovation
The late, great Eichler designs of architect Claude Oakland
"Why Not Just Tear It Down?"
Reckoning with the 'teardown point of view'—as neighborhoods erode and homes are going, going, gone
On the Threshold of Discovery
When the aluminum sliding glass door made its groundbreaking debut—then ushered in the classic look of mid-century modern
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Home of the Friendly Bargain
After decades of obscurity, the spirited Eichlers of Concord are looking up—in the face of Mount Diablo's looming peaks
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
Greenridge - Castro Valley
Little-known yet in the 'middle of everywhere,' these Eichlers light up the East Bay hills with community feeling
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Profile: The Dark Family
Dark family bridges generations by carrying on their Streng-to-Eichler modern lifestyle
The Eichlers of Rancho San Miguel - Walnut Creek
This special East Bay Eichler neighborhood celebrates its 50th anniversary and eyes historic designation
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places