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Eichler Home Tour in Marin CountyOn May 19th we will be hosting a MARIN EICHLER HOME TOUR, the first tour of its kind in Marin County in nearly 10 years!  This will be an incredible event which will feature:

  • A curated and diverse group of 12 Eichler Homes (including my own home!), each one an exemplar of its model.
  • design raffle including fabulous items worth thousands of dollars from design-savvy sponsors and donors including Design Within Reach (DWR), Heath Ceramics, Henrybuilt, Spot on Square, Rypen & more. 
  • Networking opportunities with an incredible group of event sponsors that are experts in their specific field. 

All event proceeds will benefit the local school district so use this opportunity to see some fabulous Eichler homes and support our local schools!

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Mid-Century Modernized Eichler

Just in time for Spring, here’s the Eichler you’ve been waiting for perfectly blending the best of mid-century & modern living! 

4106 Wilson Lane is a pristine, highly-desired atrium model Eichler home located in the Rancho Del Diablo community of Concord.  This 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,795 SF living/7,280 SF lot (per tax records) Eichler has all of the famous hallmarks of mid-century character like post and beam architecture, globe lights, floor-ceiling glass, in-floor radiant heating, but also has been majorly updated with modern amenities and design.

Imagine a high-tech, smart-home lifestyle with the ability to set the heat and lighting on your spa, ignite the fireplace, and adjust the interior mini-split

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Thinking about buying an Eichler home in the East Bay?  If so, you won’t want to miss the free Eichler-specific workshop we are presenting later this month.  Hosted by East Bay Modern Real Estate, the workshop will cover all aspects of purchasing an Eichler home in the East Bay. Our past Eichler workshops have met with rave reviews – and this one promises to be the best yet!

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of Eichler neighborhoods in the East Bay – including pricing trends
  • Financing options
  • Advice on presenting a competitive offer
  • What to expect when purchasing an Eichler home in the East Bay
  • Words of wisdom about living in an Eichler
  • And more… Stay tuned for updated details

Participation is limited to

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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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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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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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Recently the lobby of a San Francisco condominium building underwent a major facelift, transforming it from a tired space with fussy style into a sleek reception area that celebrates the building’s origins. What makes this noteworthy to Eichler lovers is that the building is the iconic Eichler Summit at 999 Green Street.

Built by Joseph Eichler in the mid 1960s, The Summit is a 32-story luxury condominium high-rise that sits atop the prestigious Russian Hill in San Francisco. Many homes at 999 Green Street are multi-million dollar properties with unparalleled views of the Bay and San Francisco cityscape. While residents have kept up with the times, and units reflect the luxury and contemporary style that goes with the address and the views, the

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I’ve got to ask the question.  When is an Eichler not an Eichler?  Technically, I guess I’ve always assumed that only a home built by Mid-Century developer Joseph Eichler could call itself an Eichler.  So…  What should we call the new home that has just been built and is up for sale in SoCal?

Tagged as a Desert Eichler Home, the home at 800 E Bogert Trail is being constructed using a licensed Claude Oakland/Joseph Eichler floor plan.  This new, 21st Century, A-Frame Eichler comes complete with an atrium – and certainly bears a great resemblance to an original Eichler.  It features post-and-beam construction, walnut paneling, expansive windows, open design, and the aforementioned atrium.  What has changed are the amenities.  The “new” Eichler has been

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Last summer we had an Eichler Homebuyer’s Workshop in the East Bay.  It was so successful that we’ve decided to have another one in Marin. This free event, scheduled for January 25, 2015, will be hosted by Marin Modern Real Estate and will cover all aspects of purchasing an Eichler home in Marin.

Some of the things we will cover are:

  • Inside information about the Eichler neighborhoods in Marin – including historical and current pricing trends
  • Tips for living in an Eichler
  • Keys for success in writing a competitive offer
  • What to expect when buying an Eichler home in Marin, including the inspection process
  • Financing options

Our seminars have proven to be very popular; visit the Marin Modern Eichler Homebuyer’s registration page and sign up

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All of you in SoCal have a great home tour coming up this week.  The Jack and Jill Guild of Orange County is presenting their 43rd Annual Holiday Home Tour on Friday, November 21, 2014.  What is particularly exciting about this year’s tour is that two amazing Eichler homes will be in the mix, as well as a completely updated Mid-Century home and a classic Spanish Hacienda.

Anyone who has read Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes is familiar with one of the Eichlers on the tour.  This thoughtfully modified 2,066 square feet home, located in the city of Orange, was featured on the cover!  This is an incredible opportunity to appreciate this lovely Eichler home in person.

Also on the tour is a 1964 Eichler in the Fairhills Eichler

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