With the holidays upon us, I wanted to offer a few timely "stocking stuffer" gift ideas for fellow fans of Eichlers & other mid-century modern homes.
Since the holiday shopping rush is on, I'll start with a few inexpensive books that I've read and would recommend to fellow modernists this holiday season:
RANCH HOUSES: Living the California Dream
Released earlier this year, this book was written by two Bay Area Architects and features some fantastic "California Modern" ranch homes ranging from Cliff Mays to homes by noted architect Richard Neutra. The book has some incredible photography by architectural photographer Joe Fletcher.
ATOMIC RANCH: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes
Published in 2006, this is a fantastic book which features a variety of mid-century modern homes (including a number of Eichlers!). The featured properties in this book range from untouched, "original" mid-century homes to completed remodeled and updated mid-century ranch homes. The photography is excellent and the book can be helpful if you are looking for design tips or inspiration for an Eichler home remodel.
EICHLER: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream
This is a fabulous book dedicated to Eichler homes - perfect for your bookshelf or coffee table! The books is packed full (240 pages!) of great information about Joseph Eichler and the fabulous homes that he built during his career. The book features extensive photography and is sure to please anyone who appreciates mid-century modern residential architecture!
Check out these books and let me know if there are any others that you recommend since I'm frequently asked by clients and friends about good books for Eichler homeowners (or future Eichler homeowners)!
Realtor & Owner of Marin Modern & San Francisco Modern Real Estate