Historic Roots

Origins of the Eichlers and other mid-century modern homes

Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places
Historic Life Lines: Preservation Organizations
Resources for historic preservation
Roots of the Eichler Gable
The soaring central peak took the Eichler design to new heights—with drama and greater buyer appeal
Eichler Subdivisions: Eichler's Early Years: 1951-'52
Award-winning experiments of design innovation—touring Eichler's early California subdivisions
The Mystery of the Eichler Atrium
An inside look at the 'hole in the house' sheds light on when and how the Eichler atrium was born
The House that 'Home' Built
When national TV put Eichler Homes at center stage with the ambitious "House that 'Home' Built" program
Architect Aaron Green
When Joe Eichler met architect Aaron Green—a 'lost' Eichler development that broke the design mold
Meet Builder Robert Rummer
Much more than a coincidence—when the Eichler modern aesthetic rose up in the suburbs of Portland
Image That Moved Eichler
Touching image of inspiration that stirred Eichler's soul—two boys, two races, one poignant photograph
Architect A. Quincy Jones
Touring California with architect A. Quincy Jones—the remarkable modern designs of Jones & Emmons
Eichler's Atherton Home
Bound for glory: the original Atherton home in which builder Joe Eichler relived his F.L. Wright experience
The 'Life' House
Eichler meets revered architect Pietro Belluschi—and builds a multi-level showpiece for Life magazine
Last Days of Eichler Homes
A great building machine hits rock bottom—when Eichler's urban high-rise gamble toppled his company
U.S. Gypsum's 'Research Village'
When Joe Eichler and the homebuilding elite shaped an ambitious glimpse of America's house of the future
The Eichler Homeowners
Spotlight on Joe Eichler's homeowners—is there a California temperament that inhabits the Eichlers?
Eichler X-100, House of Steel
Discover Eichler's San Mateo 'X-100' house of steel—the Eichler of the century, design for the ages
The Bazett House - Hillsborough
A 'paradise lost' that Joe Eichler never regained—the legendary Bazett house of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Eichler Atrium
At home with the great outdoors at center stage—experiencing the heart & soul of the Eichler home
Eichler's Early Years: 1949-'50 The First Subdivisions
50 years later, we return to the manors and gardens that embellished the great Eichler home prototype
Unfolding the Eichler Design
The evolution of the Eichler design—pivotal turns and experiments enroute to a better way of living