YES --- there ARE such a thing as two-story Eichler Homes! We wanted to start this post by letting folks know that "original" 2-story Eichlers DO exist. The reason we wanted to lead with this definitive statement is because everytime ...Read More
Joseph Eichler built more homes in Palo Alto than in any other community in the Bay Area. Palo Alto’s 2700+ Eichler homes are scattered throughout the city, many in well-known tracts including Charleston Meadow, Greenmeadow, Fairmeadow, Green Gables, Channing Park, and Los Arboles. Other Palo Alto Eichlers are in smaller neighborhoods that include just a few homes or custom homes on individual lots.
The first Eichler homes in Palo Alto, designed by Anshen+Allen and Jones & Emmons, were built in the early 1950s. Eichler continued building homes in Palo Alto throughout the 1950s, the ‘60s, and into the 1970s. Palo Alto is also home to several original 2-story Eichler homes designed by Claude Oakland. These 2-story Eichlers are located in the Los Arboles Addition tract on Torreya Court and Loma Verde Avenue, as well as two individual 2-story Eichlers that sit side-by-side at the corner of Melville Avenue and Cowper Street.
As a note of interest: The very last home built by Joseph Eichler is a semi-custom home on Guinda Street. It is Claude Oakland’s design plan PA-3 and believed to be the only Eichler built with this floor plan.
Palo Alto Eichlers – Fast Facts
Eichler Homes built: 2700 Year(s) built: 1951- 1974
Architect(s): Claude Oakland, Jones & Emmons, Anshen + Allen