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I live in diamond heights and people talk about eichler homes. what does eichler mean? is it a style of architecture?
-- Mucky Duck (I_dont_have@ne-mail.adress), November 24, 2002
Eichler refers to Jos.Eichler, a major developer and builder in the Bay Area in the 50's and 60's. His housing was built in a distictive modernist style and they have something of a cult following. Read all about it in: 'EICHLER: MODERNISM REBUILDS THE AMERICAN DREAM' By Paul Adamson, Marty Arbunich & Ernie Braun.
-- D. A. Martinich (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 25, 2002.
Ohh, I see. thanks a lot. i'll remeber that.
-- Mucky Duck (I_dont_have@ne-mail.adress), November 25, 2002.
There's a whole tract of Eichler homes in San Mateo at 19th Avenue Park, across from a Bowling Alley, a Police Station and up the road from Bay Meadows race tract and the San Mateo Fair Grounds. Eichler homes are flat, one story ranch style, with garage entrance in front and entrance way to front door of house. The front door is hidden by a walk way, usually although the house can be entered from the garage. I used to live in one and they are deceptively large on the inside and look like a rectangular boxfrom the outside...they also have sliding glass doors entering on to patios from the living room, bed rooms and the city lot one rests on is surrounded by a fence as is the one next door to it...a 1950's version of the Long Island tract homes-...what is their name? Famous GI tract in Long Island, first tract homes of it's kind to play into the "American Dream"...extension of "a chicken in every pot"...that pot just kept getting bigger and bigger and more things got put into it...house, car, t.v., washer, dryer, computer, dishwasher....
-- brio burgess (email@example.com), January 09, 2003.
Levittown, Long Island.
-- shawn ivy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 21, 2003.