Tuesday, April 8, 2014

home tour alert! eichler's in san mateo california

I may just hop up to San Mateo, California on May 3-4, 2014 for the Inside Outside Highlands Eichler Home Tour.


All my favorite things: art, decorating, landscaping and Eichlers.



Says the Inside Outside tour website:
The nation’s largest contiguous collection of Eichlers is nestled in the hills of the San Mateo Highlands. The Highlands Eichler Home Tour offers a rare opportunity to get an inside–and outside–personal look into ten fabulous homes and benefit our local school.
Here is a snap of a San Mateo Eichler from back in 1972. And its cutey pie family.


This sounds like the Eichler tour to end all Eichler tours.
A truly unique Eichler neighborhood. The Highlands development is composed of 700 single-story Eichler homes, and a handful of original two-story Eichler homes making it the nation’s largest contiguous collection of Eichlers. It is also the home of the famous X-100 Eichler - Steel House of the Future designed by A. Quincy Jones and built in 1956, as well as the "LIFE House" - a unique multi-level home built by Eichler in 1958 based on a design by architect Pietro Belluschi. It was featured in a Life Magazine article in November 1958.
 And you know how I feel about Eichlers!

For more information and to purchase tickets check out EichlerHomeTours.org.

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7 comments:

  1. Please post pictures for those far away. Check out Prairiemod.com for an article on possible new updated Eichler style houses.
    Thanks for the great posts!

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  2. We plan to go...and take LOTS of pictures :)

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic home tour. Yes, lots of pictures, please! Love the family photo. How many polyester pantsuits like that did I wear? Too many. They were the unofficial uniform when I started teaching in the early 70s.

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    1. Yes, I remember polyester all too well.

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  4. GO GO GO GO! BRING BACK PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE! HOORAY!

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