"These homes have thin roofs that feel like pure geometric sheets laid on top of an open plan," says Mikhael.
Writer Audrey Ference asked me to explain the defining characteristics of the Eichler Homes to her readers. Here is an excerpt from that article on Realtor.com
Eichler homes have come to epitomize a certain type of Mid-Century Modern style. If you're a fan of clean lines, traditional materials, and minimal ornamentation, chances are good you will adore this architectural style. But for those wondering who the heck Eichler is and what type of homes he designed, read on.
A real estate developer working in California in the 1950s and '60s, Joseph Eichler was one of the primary builders responsible for bringing modern homes to the masses. He built over 11,000 houses around the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, and changed the reigning ideology about what was possible for middle-class suburban homes.
"Eichler's developments realized what many in the 1950s building business had hoped for but almost none had achieved: commodious design with innovative-yet-affordable construction techniques," write Paul Adamson and Marty Arbunich in "Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream."