Philippine mahogany (more commonly referred to as "Luan" or "Luan Paneling") was the material of choice for interior walls of most Eichler Homes built in Marin & San Francisco County in the mid-late 1950's and early 60s. This honey-colored, 1/4" thick mahogany paneling provided Joseph Eichler homes with a warm and homey feel while also providing an inviting contrast to the light-filled environment common to all Eichler homes.
Preserving the original mahogany panels is often a high priority for Eichler aficionados however many owners have walls that have been painted, stained, replaced or updated as part of an Eichler remodeling project.
Interior wall paneling pictures and ideas are presented below for fellow Eichler owners and mid-century modern homeowners. If you've updated, replaced or restored the mahogany walls of your Eichler home and would like to share your pictures and tips with other owners, please email them to email@example.com
Eichler with original Mahogany Paneling
Eichler with Mahogany Wall Paneling stained a darker hue
Eichler Home with painted Mahogany Walls
Eichler with painted Drywall / Sheetrock
Eichlers with Painted Accent Walls
Unique Wall Treatments
Above and beyond the tried and true painted "accent wall", there are many creative solutions on the market today which can really help make interior accent walls stand out. Two products worth considering for accent walls include ModularArts® wall panels and Wall Flats™ embossed wall tiles.
ModularArts wall panels are custom-molded, 32" x 32" modular panels which align in vertical and horizonal patterns to form a continous scultured surface. These 1" thick sculptural panels are extremely durable and are similar in composition (and mounting techniques) to gypsum or drywall. There are many different designs available and these panels are very popular for both commercial and residential application. Pricing is more than $100/panel and a minimum purchase quantity is required on all orders. For additional information, visit www.ModularArts.com.
Wall Flats are 18" x 18" embossed wall tiles made of bamboo pulp. These versatile tiles come in a variety of modern designs and can be quickly and easily installed on any surface. Wall Flats are inexpensive (less than $100 for a box of 10 panels) and can be painted any color you desire. For additional information, visit www.InhabitLiving.com.