|Looks kind of like an Eichler? See the window strip on the right?|
The post and beam construction, the plank ceiling, blah blah, I could show you more.
Alas, I have never gone done to the Newport Beach City Building Department to inspect the original plans to see exactly who the mystery plagiarist is. Maybe I will, when the building department moves to their new Taj Mahal location just down the street.
My mom knows my Eichler love, and forwarded an email from her friend, who apparently is on an Eicher mailing list (who knew?). A gorgeous Eichler by the architects Anshen and Allen (architects contracted by Eichler), built in the 60's and located in Orange is for sale for $640,000. Eichler's on sale (recession spillover). Tempting.
|Yummy green painted fireplace, probably was originally brick but I do like the green.|
According to the real estate listing from Eiclersocal.com, this house is "located in the Fairhaven Tract and the first Eichler development in Orange County. This classic mid-century modern floor plan designed by Anshen and Allen, captures the sophisticated indoor-outdoor living with a C-Shape floor plan that is surrounded by walls of glass for the natural light and embraces the large atrium and outdoor spaces. The backyard is large, has very private deep lot with mature landscaping. Modern day features include: an energy efficient foam roof, dual heating and air conditioning systems, concrete floors, spacious layout, block fireplace, large atrium and 2 car garage. This home has stunning architectural design with form and function of today’s modern living." It is located at 616 S. Woodland St., Orange, CA.
|Fantastic Eichler living, room, Nelson bubble lamp (like my mom's).|
You can look at the house from a Google Maps view. Note all the houses with the little square cut outs in the middle. They are built around atriums. Eichler houses are known for being built around a courtyard or an atrium. According to this article, "The Mystery of the Eichler Atrium," the creation of the atrium concept was the result of numerous architect brainstorming sessions to think of the next new thing, and wasn't initially a huge ah ha, but gradually they worked it out and started including it in home designs
|Eichler yard with the sail patio cover. I like these!|
|Another view of the living room with what looks like a|
Noguchi table in front of the sofa. I have always wanted one of these.
|Mid-century bedroom. Kind of a Nelson bench at the end of the bed.|
Green is the accent color all over this house. I HEART green.
|Another view of the master, note the dark beams and white ceiling.|
This was painted later, the original probably was all natural (like ours).
|Fantastic galley kitchen with concrete floors. Love.|
|Another view of Eichler kitchen.|
|Great view of atrium.|
|Fairly original Eichler bathrooms with some 70's remodeling.|
Check out the Hollywood lights above the mirror.
Our bathrooms were pretty much original.
|Eichler Bathroom (with 70's touches).|
Love the green towels.
|Second bedroom Eichler|
|Very remodeled trendy bathroom ... kind of went "big" on this.|
|Uber fancy not Eichler bathroom|
|Another view of Eichler bathroom. Note the door that|
goes to the outside. So typical.
|What a cute baby's room! The orange wall is WHAM.|
That kid must wake up in the morning ready to go.
|Great view of charming atrium.|
|Fabulous green door. Atrium.|
|Pretty decent size Eichler lot|
|Atrium. Love the concrete and the rocks. No plants.|
My favorite landscaping is no plants (it's Southern Californian for
heaven's sake--a desert).
|Street view isn't much. Except for that BAM chartreuse front door.|
The controversial thing about Eichler homes is the lack of street view. Eichler
was big on privacy and interior spaces over what the neighbors see.
|House featured on Mid2Mod. Very similar look to the front.|
Specific listing details include:
- Architect: Anshen and Allen
- Tract: Fairhaven
- Year Built: 1960
- Living Sq.Ft: 1748
- Lot Size: 8400
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Garage: 2 Car
- Dual Central Heating & Air
- Foam Roof