Modern Residential Architecture: Eichler Homes

Modern Residential Architecture: Eichler Homes

The conundrum about how houses can be mass producible yet personalised is nothing new; making good architectural design and build accessible to the ‘middle class’ is a foundation of the modernist movement.

With 11,000 homes built in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay area between the mid-1950s to 1966, property developer Joseph Eichler enjoyed a measure of financial and critical success.

Born in New York to an Austrian father and German mother, Eichler initially earned a business degree. Later in life, after two years living in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, he developed a passion for modernity and, in the mid-1940s, started a business selling prefabricated houses.

Ten years later, he hired architectural firm Anshen & Allen who designed a standardised prototype: the first Eichler Homes. His building system meant designs were simplified so that they could be produced with near assembly-line efficiency. Yet they were still Read the rest

8 Smart Dwelling Remodeling Ideas For Small Homes

Remodeling IdeasDesign ideas are in all places. Reducing down on kitchen size could even can help you add a completely new room, akin to a guest rest room. Replacing a garage door is large for curb attraction and it’s also large on it capacity to recoup the cost of the challenge. These Koshi wooden and chrome pendants from AXO Lighting are a prime example of the right way to successfully use pendant lights in a small house.

With the help of contractor Robertson and his One thing Different Contracting staff, they broke by the wall, enclosed the porch and converted it into one massive kitchen with new cabinets and appliances. The tile backsplash was the inspiration for the coordinating yellow-glazed partitions in a Naples, Florida, kitchen Purple stools make it really feel much more vibrant.

Some conventional kitchens don’t have the room for an island, but you will be suprised what … Read the rest