Before & After: A Muddled Eichler Gets a Dashing Update

Maverick Design removes a “scab” of a rear addition and restores indoor/outdoor flow for this Eichler in Orange, California.

By the time Jessica Rae Sommer and Erin Costello—the creative director and senior designer at Maverick Design, a Redondo Beach–based firm—set foot in this 1962 Eichler in Orange, California, they were happy to see that it had retained many of its signature features, including the interior atrium, exposed post-and-beam system, and vaulted ceilings in the living room. 

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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