Design San Francisco

February 4-6, 2009 from 10am to 8pm San Francisco Design Center Two and 101 Henry Adams StreetOpen to Public Attend the San Francisco Design Center’s premier design event! Save the date for Design San Francisco, February 4-6, 2009 (formerly known as Winter Market). Celebrate the Bay Area as we highlight local talent, including designers, products, projects and more. View new […]

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Palm Springs Modernism Week 2/13-21

Modernism Week is an annual collaboration between the Modernism Show, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs Modern Committee and the Palm Springs Art Museum focusing on design and architecture events and programs in Palm Springs California from Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 21, 2009. One of the event is the The 9th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale.  If you are thinking about furniture shopping for your modern Eichler home, how about killing two birds with one stone because the Desert Hill Outlet is only 20 miles (about half hour drive) from Palm Springs. 80 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th Century. The 9th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale is a highlight of Modernism Week featuring 10 days of celebrating everything modern with mid-century design and architecture fans, friends and aficionados from around the world.  Modernism Week events include Palm Springs Art Museum films, lectures and symposium, gallery openings and art events, double-decker bus tours to mid-century architectural classics, tours of Frey House II, vintage car show, and the desert's best retro-themed soirees and martini parties. Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale February 14, Saturday 10-6 February 15, Sunday 11-5 Admission $15 Preview Gala February 13, 2009 • 6pm – 9pm (Benefiting the Modernism Week Committee)

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Eichler Communities

~ Santa Clara County ~ Stanford There are over 100 Eichler homes located in the beautiful environs of the Stanford University property.  Virtually all of the homes are considerably larger than the homes found in the “normal” communities of Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, etc.  They are recognizable Eichlers with more square footage devoted to the home, in particular the living or “gathering” spaces.  They are usually set on the larger lots and rather secluded by the mature landscaping.  Frank Lloyd Wright fans and devotees will probably recognize the famous “Hana House” of the world renown architect, located on Frenchmans Road.  However, Stanford Eichlers are only available to faculty and staff, and each property is still on leased land of Stanford University. Palo Alto Palo Alto is often spoken of as the original home of Eichler Homes so many years ago.  It is true that more Eichlers were built in Palo Alto than in any other community and that two headquarter offices were located in Palo Alto.  Almost 3000 Eichler homes were built in this city and on the neighboring Stanford University grounds. Palo Alto is home to some of the most well-known enclaves including Greenmeadow, Fairmeadow, Green Gables and Los Arboles but you will find less well known and defined enclaves throughout much of this famous northern California community.  All of the Eichler architects, i.e., Anshen+Allen, Jones & Emmons, and Claude Oakland & Associates designed homes for Eichler organizations […]

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Eichler Books

Seldom will you find a real estate broker – or anyone else for that     matter – that has sufficient interest and expertise to direct the production and co-author     a book on a given subject.  Jerry Ditto – with the publication of the best-selling,     and award-winning book, Eichler Homes – Design for Living – has done     just that. The first book to chronicle     Joe Eichler’s contribution to residential architecture, it remained on the San Francisco     Chronicle’s best selling book list for 6 weeks shortly after its publication, and it was named one of the eight winners in the 1997 American Institute     of Architects International Book Award competition.     The Eichler owner or aficionado will find     the book a tasteful photo-essay of the work of Joseph Eichler and his architects.      Selected excerpts and photographs follow. Left: The Eichler Atrium: Outdoor environment and space captured for living. Right: The architects’ site planning and overall tract layout was an early     distinguishing mark of Eichler’s home-building style.  The gentle, flowing lines of     the sidewalk, trees, and landscaping provide a pleasing contrast to the horizontal and     vertical design elements of the houses.

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