If you’ve driven around the neighborhoods of Terra Linda, Marinwood, or Lucas Valley then you are no doubt familiar with the home design style of Joseph Eichler, a mid-century American developer. Recently the Marin IJ printed an article about how home builders are buying new plans for Eichler homes. These plans are drawn up with all of the modern building code specifications, so that new home owners can appreciate the Eichler design along with the latest innovations in building technology.
“Monique Lombardelli, owner of Modern Homes Realty in Menlo Park, bought the original drawings to several Eichler floor plans, had them modified to today’s code standards and is selling them for $5,000 apiece as templates for anyone who wants to build a new Eichler.”
Now anyone who wants to build a new Eichler today can. So far most of the interest has been outside Marin, with a number of new Eichlers being built in Palm Springs. That being said, there is interest