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Rancho Verde and Rancho Verde Addition are part of a large cluster of Eichler homes that includes Fairbrae and Fairbrae Addition in Sunnyvale. Occasionally referred to as Fairbrae 5, the Rancho Verde Eichler homes are located between S. Mary Avenue and Pome Avenue on Trenton Drive, McIntosh Avenue, Ticonderoga Drive, and portions of Somerset Drive, Shenandoah Drive, Pimento Avenue, and Plum Avenue – as well as on cul-de-sacs branching off the main roads. The Rancho Verde Addition Eichlers are on the west of S. Mary Avenue between Sherwood Drive and Ticonderoga Drive.
Designed by architects Claude Oakland and Jones & Emmons, the Rancho Verde and Rancho Verde Addition Eichlers offer a mix of styles from flattops and low-gabled rooflines to a few A-frame models. Most of the Rancho Verde Addition homes were built as a more upscale project, which is reflected in the size of the homes that are, for the most part, 4-bedroom models with 1700-1970 square feet of living space. Rancho Verde and Rancho Verde Addition are included in the city of Sunnyvale’s special Eichler Design Guidelines intended to assist homeowners preserve the unique character found in Eichler neighborhoods. Other Eichler tracts in the Eichler Design Guidelines program include Midtown, Parmer Place, and Fairwood.
Rancho Verde / Rancho Verde Addition Eichlers – Fast Facts
Eichler homes built: 180 (approx.) Year(s) built: 1961 - 1962
Architect(s): Claude Oakland and Jones & Emmons