What Are Eichler Homes and Why Do People Love Them?

What Are Eichler Homes and Why Do People Love Them?

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By Kate Reggev
If it's oozing with California midcentury-modern design—complete with wood paneling, gabled ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glazed walls—it just might be an Eichler home.

Eichler houses, found throughout Northern and Southern California (and even outside of New York City), are some of the most celebrated tract residences in the United States. Built by a company founded by Bronx-born Joseph L. Eichler (1900-1974), the homes were constructed between 1949 and 1966 and brought midcentury modern design to the masses through tract houses constructed in postwar residential subdivisions. 

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