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The Eichler homes in Menlo Park are somewhat difficult to identify as they are scattered in among a mix of architectural styles that includes traditional and contemporary homes, as well as Mid-century Eichlers. Most of Menlo Park’s Eichlers were built in two small Eichler tracts, Stanford Gardens (primarily Evergreen and Lemon Streets) and Oakdell Park (Middle Court, Magnolia Court, Olive Street, and Oakdell Street). There is also a small group of later era Eichlers on flag lots off Stanford Avenue and a few more Eichler homes in the Menlo Oaks neighborhood.
Built in 1950, Stanford Gardens is one of Eichler’s early projects and consisted of approximately a dozen homes, many of which have been renovated beyond recognition as an Eichler, although a few beautiful examples of “shed-roof” design remain. The 16 Eichlers in Oakdell Park were constructed two years later. Offering 5 different models designed by Jones & Emmons and Anshen + Allen architectural firms, the Oakdell Park Eichlers are slightly larger homes, most with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Many of the other Eichlers in Menlo Park were built on flag lots or individual lots and scattered throughout the city.
Menlo Park Eichlers – Fast Facts
Eichler Homes Built: 50 Year(s) Built: 1950 – 1970
Architect(s): Jones & Emmons and Anshen + Allen
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