Many of our Eichler homes have wood-burning fireplaces, which worked out well in the 1950s and ‘60s when air quality wasn’t the issue that it has become today. We know that all of the Bay Area and Sacramento have Spare The Air ...Read More
From the sunny coastal beaches of San Diego, Ventura, and Malibu to the equally sunny desert communities surrounding Palm Springs, Southern California is a special place with a style all its own. SoCal’s warm climate and easy-living lifestyle attracted many Mid-Century and Modernist architects whose iconic designs continue to attract homebuyers in the 21st Century.
Developer Joseph Eichler, whose homes had already gained popularity up north in the San Francisco Bay Area, was among those who put their Mid-Century stamp on the architecture of Southern California. Eichler built five neighborhoods, with a total of about 600 Eichler homes, in the greater Los Angeles area. His homes can be found in the city of Orange, Granada Hills, and Thousand Oaks.
Eichler’s first efforts were in Orange CA, where he built 350 homes in three distinct neighborhoods: Fairhaven, Fairmeadow, and Fairhills. In 1962, Eichler expanded his horizons to the newly developing San Fernando Valley, where he created a community of 108 Eichler homes in Granada Hills. Joseph Eichler’s last SoCal venture was in Thousand Oaks where a pocket of 100+ Eichlers is located near the Arroyo Conejo Open Space.