Peninsula

At Home with the Eichlers
Tracing the revealing story behind Joe and Lillian’s 50 years living in 14 different places around the Bay
CollectorMANIA
How the thrill of the hunt for mid-century paraphernalia moves collectors to put a personal stamp on their homes
Slipping Away
The Eichlers of Atherton and Hillsborough—living dangerously in a peaceful world
Old Burners Never Die…
Owners who sing the praises of original cooktops and ovens to the tune of ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’
Aged in Comfort
Carrying on Eichler living into the golden years with independence and satisfaction
Forgotten by the Bay
In Foster City, curving streets, lagoons and a mixed bag of housing conceal the commonality shared by 200 Eichler homes
Roaring Back
Once lost, then found—how mid-century modern caught fire and raged on as today’s red-hot revival
Lauan's Lost Love
Eichler Homes' original walls of mahogany paneling—once glowing in every home—are hopelessly fading out of sight
King of the Flat-tops
Bay Area legend Earl 'Flat Top' Smith built 25,000 low-cost homes for the working class—and influenced Joe Eichler along the way
Welcome to Paradise
Eichlers of Los Altos' Fallen Leaf Park turn to historic designation to keep their world tranquil and pristine
Cleaning Up Your Act
Professional organizers share strategies for home decluttering that lighten the load on mood and health
Meet the Mackays
With houses designed by Anshen and Allen, Eichler rival Mackay Homes and its MCM neighborhoods are winning new fans today
Once Upon a Dream
Affordable housing on the edge of Palo Alto—behind the 'utopian vision' of architect Joe Stein
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
Melting the Mystique
Anshen and Allen's 1950s modern designs for an Eichler competitor unlock the mystery at Sunnyvale's Gavello Glen
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
Menlomorphosis
In the midst of teardowns and imposing, new homes, Menlo Park’s Eichler owners still manage to cherish living modern