Joseph Eichler founded and managed Eichler homes from 1949 to 1966, a span during which nearly 11,000 modernist homes were constructed throughout California. The bulk of the homes were built in the San Francisco area, where they remain treasured mid century icons of modern design. Eichler was the only large-scale builder in America to produce architect-designed modern homes on a large scale. He endeavored to bring good design to the middle class, who typically had to choose from an array of generic, tract houses. Eichler homes employed several different architects and incorporated open plans, extensive use of glass, and natural ventilation. In recent years, in an effort to preserve the remaining Eichler homes, subdivisions have been placed on the National Historic Register, the Nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
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