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May 2015

Found 8 blog entries for May 2015.

Is it just me, or is Dwell on Design LA offering some especially fun events this year? While I always have my eye on what DODLA has to offer, I think they’ve outdone themselves this year.

First of all, of course I love that they will be featuring Stephen Eichler (grandson of Joseph Eichler) in a special look at Eichler And The Future Of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Eichler’s got an interesting perspective on Eichler homes – and on his grandfather. This event is likely to be high on many SoCal Eichler owners’ bucket lists; and if you are a Northern CA Eichler aficionado and looking for a mini getaway, I don’t think a trip to LA to take in this event would be a waste of time!

Another event that caught my eye is a slide show that will be

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Want to jazz up your landscape; give your home a unique touch; or find out how to “go green”? This weekend will bring just about all you can imagine for home and garden improvement to the Marin Fairgrounds when the annual Marin Home and Garden Show gets underway.

Hundreds of exhibits presenting the latest products for your home and garden are just part of what is slated for this fun and informative Expo. Free workshops, cooking demos, renovation tips from celebrity experts, tricks-of-the-trade from professional designers, as well as food, entertainment, and kid-friendly activities are all included in this entertaining (and educational!) weekend event.

If renovating your home is anywhere on your horizon, I’m sure you’ll find motivation at the

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Get ready for the 5th Marin Living: Home Tours, set for May 30, 2015. This daylong event promises to be fun for architecture buffs, a nice glimpse into Marin neighborhoods and Marin style for prospective homebuyers, and an enjoyable way to spend the day for anyone looking for a mini road trip.

This year’s tour will provide a glimpse into a Marinwood Eichler that has been transformed inside and out into a 21st Century home while maintaining Eichler’s original design intent. The Marin home tour will also include three unique contemporary homes: a multi-pavilioned home in Fairfax, a very modern ranch situated on 42 acres near Nicasio, and a sustainably designed hillside home in San Anselmo.

The tour looks like great fun and a wonderful way to see a

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Dwell On Design has an event scheduled that is sure to capture the interest of us Eichler lovers. On Friday, May 29, 2015 Joseph Eichler’s grandson, Steven Eichler, will share his thoughts and insights, personal photos, and memories of his grandfather’s legacy when he appears onstage at the LA Convention Center as part of the weeklong Dwell on Design LA event.

The afternoon with Steven Eichler, who is a principal of Eichler Designs and the founder of Eichler Living, promises to be a fascinating glimpse into the world of Eichler design – past, present and future. Steven Eichler’s memories of spending time with his grandfather and stories passed down through family members, friends, coworkers will offer a personal glimpse into the man that Joseph

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If you are going to be anywhere near Southern California at the end of the month, you won’t want to miss the 2015 edition of Dwell on Design Los Angeles. Billed as America’s largest design event, this year’s extravaganza will feature hundreds of exhibits, speakers, seminars, and demonstrations for design professionals and consumers. As it has in the past, the event will also include three days of self-drive home touring that will take you to fifteen of Los Angeles’ awesome homes.

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015: The West Side tour will take in five trendsetting homes in LA’s beach communities. Included on the tour is a Mid-Century home in Santa Monica that is somewhat reminiscent of an Eichler, a brand-new, contemporary home built using a system of
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This weekend’s Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour is going to be an Eichler-palooza. Of the six featured homes on this self-guided tour, three are Eichlers and a fourth is a brand new, Eichler-inspired, atrium home. The remaining two Mid-Century homes on the tour are a Palo Alto home that was designed by Eichler architects Anshen + Allen and a 1963 post-and-beam, steel framed home designed by Beverley David Thorne.

Since this a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace tour, I imagine you can begin wherever you want – and, if you haven’t already purchased tickets, they will be available on the day of the tour at any of the tour homes:

  • 1652 Yorktown, San Mateo – Dubbed the Life House because it was commissioned by Life Magazine in the late 1950s, this San
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This week the always beautiful and sometimes controversial Sea Ranch will celebrate its 50th year with open doors when nine homes showcasing the evolution of the Sea Ranch architectural tradition through the decades will be featured as part of the annual Mendocino-Sonoma Coast home tour.

Included in the tour is a 1966 Hedgerow House, one of six designed by Joseph Esherick. With their rustic wood siding and sloping roofs, the Hedgerow Houses defined the original Sea Ranch style. The progression of the decades will also include showcase structures designed by Charles Moore and William Turnbull – both original Sea Ranch architects. A contemporary design created by Norman Millar and Judith Sheine brings Sea Ranch into the 21st Century with a home of

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Fine Homebuilding magazine just released the 2015 issue of HOUSES Awards. From entries throughout North America, editors of Fine Homebuilding chose an Eichler home as Best Remodel for 2015!

With a new lease on life created by San Francisco architect John Klopf, this 5-bedroom Eichler, located in Burlingame CA, has found the sweet spot between Eichler’s Mid-Century style and 21st Century necessities. Klopf restored, reconfigured, and brightened existing spaces and brought modern technology into the home, creating the best of two worlds: a classic, MCM atrium Eichler that is well designed for today’s busy lifestyle.

To see photos of this beautifully updated Eichler home visit Klopf Architecture and Fine Homebuilding.

Photo: Charles Miller /

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