South Bay

Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes today continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
On the Threshold of Discovery
When the aluminum sliding glass door made its groundbreaking debut—then ushered in the classic look of mid-century modern
National Register No-show
It's the tenth anniversary for the two Eichler neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places—but no others have joined them
Breaking New Ground
With smart planning, attention to detail, and patience, Eichlers show they can be rebuilt with their original flair
Melting the Mystique
Anshen and Allen's 1950s modern designs for an Eichler competitor unlock the mystery at Sunnyvale's Gavello Glen
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
Storybook Eichlers: Primewood - Sunnyvale
Tight-knit families and a picturesque air bring new life to Sunnyvale's 35-home Primewood development
Buried Treasures: Unearthing Time Capsules
Mysterious time capsules—returning from deep sleep to evoke the 'now' for future generations
The Storybook Eichlers of Primewood - Sunnyvale
Tight-knit families and a picturesque air bring new life to Sunnyvale's 35-home Primewood development
Sunny Days at Rancho Verde - Sunnyvale
Eichler owners of Rancho Verde come together to protect and celebrate their neighborhood
Eichler Crazy in Fairglen - San Jose
Fairglen is Eichler crazy—but its 'neighborliness' is even more infectious, making it a great place to live
Family-First Fairhaven - San Jose
Newcomers to the tiny, obscure San Jose Eichler neighborhood aren't just welcomed—they're adopted
Eichler Subdivisions: Eichler's Early Years: 1951-'52
Award-winning experiments of design innovation—touring Eichler's early California subdivisions
Eichler House Numbers
Essential tips and a homegrown method for restoring an important detail to your exterior
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
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court