The original Eichler front door featured unique hardware consisting of a circular, 6" diameter Escutchon plate.
If you are restoring your Eichler and want to maintain its original charm, consider utilizing the Eichler Escutchon door kit instead of a traditional lockset.
When utilizing this special door kit, please note that the size of the large escutchon plate typically requires a larger "setback" (the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the door knob or cylinder) than what can be found on a traditional door or predrilled doors available at your local hardware store. This means that the installation of this kit typically requires either an original Eichler door OR a "blank" door that can be drilled to accomodate the larger setback.
If you would like to purchase an Eichler Escutchon door kit (and learn more about the installation requirements), please contact Jonathan Jarrett at email@example.com. Johnathan is a fellow Eichler owner in Southern California who makes these kits by hand for fellow Eichler entusiasts and mid-century modern homeowners.
You can also find information on where to purchase these Eichler Door Kits on the Eichler Service Directory page of this website.