Suburban Living

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Rainbow Bedroom

    Another one of the four bedrooms. Eichler homes in this area feature rooms that open onto one another, encouraging family togetherness.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Third Bedroom

    Insulation and air conditioning mean that, even though the home is all about melding the indoors and the outdoors, you can escape any actual inconvenient weather.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Master Bedroom

    The original plate glass has been replaced by safer tempered double panes.   See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Multipurpose Room

    Spacious multipurpose rooms range around the middle of the home in an open floor plan, with floor-to-ceiling windows inviting the outside in.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Kitchen

    Published 10/11/13 in Houses
    Lucas Valley Eichler: Kitchen

    The appliances are new, with a shiny exhaust fan — some things are better updated than "vintage." A new gas line supports the cooktop and dryer.   See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Kitchen With Island

    Cool story about those ceiling planks: Each one was removed, sanded, coated with polyurethane and flipped. The result is a tighter seal and a warm, cozy space.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Side Yard

    Published 10/11/13 in Houses
    Lucas Valley Eichler: Side Yard

    Those floor-to-ceiling windows are central to the Eichler experience, connecting the inside to the outside effortlessly.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Patio

    Published 10/11/13 in Houses
    Lucas Valley Eichler: Patio

    There's nearly 150 feet of stone wall in the backyard, built on a concrete footing with drainage to the street. A water fountain and pond can hold fish — or not.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Backyard Patio

    An alcove in the backyard is ready for a hot tub — wiring has already been installed.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Garage

    Published 10/11/13 in Houses
    Lucas Valley Eichler: Garage

    Sixteen feet of steel, with a side-mounted motor and an automatic lock: not typical, but certainly an improvement.    See the Image