Although a handful of custom-built Eichler homes can be found scattered throughout Marin County, most of the homes Joseph Eichler built in Marin can be found in six distinct Eichler communities. There are four large Eichler developments in San Rafael (Upper Lucas Valley, Lower Lucas Valley, Terra Linda North, and Terra Linda South), and smaller Eichler communities in Mill Valley and the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood in San Anselmo.
With only fifteen homes, the Sleepy Hollow Eichler development is a small part of a larger community that sits on the southern edge of the Terra Linda / Sleepy Hollow Divide, just north of downtown San Anselmo. Built in the early 1970s, the Sleepy Hollow Eichlers are all one-story homes, set on generous lots, and are slightly larger than the typical single-story Eichler home. Underground utilities keep unsightly power poles and lines out of sight, helping the neighborhood maintain the clean, uncluttered look that befits the contemporary styling of Eichler homes.
Eichler Homes for sale in San Anselmo (Sleepy Hollow)
The homes Joseph Eichler built in Sleepy Hollow are as relevant today as they were when he first introduced his innovative concept of indoor/outdoor California living to San Anselmo. Post-and-beam construction, open floor plans, and large expanses of glass that bring light and the spacious feeling of the outdoors into the interior are as appreciated by today's modern homeowner as they were fifty years ago.
When looking for an Eichler home in Marin County, many house-hunters gravitate towards the larger developments in San Rafael - perhaps not even realizing that there are smaller Eichler communities in Marin. For those in the know, however, the timing might be right and one of the highly desirable Eichlers in San Anselmo just might be on the market.