Category Archives: Green Build Homes

Iconic EICHLER in Rose Glen with Green Features and Upgrades

This wonderful mid-century modern green home, built by Joseph Eichler, in 1953, is located in the first Rose Glen San Jose housing tract called “Morepark” that Eichler developed.

Eichler Home with Green Upgrades_Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Eichler Home with Green Upgrades_Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Those drawn to the Bauhaus design and mid-century modern homes quickly become stark-raving fans of Eichler Homes. Between 1949 and 1966, Joseph Eichler built over 11,000 homes in California, known as Eichlers, and became one of the nation’s most influential builders of modern homes.

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Eichler homes are from a branch of Modernist architecture that has come to be known as “California Modern,” and and typically feature glass walls, post and beam construction, and open floorplans in a style indebted to Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. One of Eichler’s signature concepts was to “Bring the Outside In,” achieved via floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out on protected and private outdoor rooms. The Eichler trademark interior is beautiful Lauan mahogany panel walls, with an open modern floor plan.

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ICONIC EICHLER For SALE $940,000 Rose Glen SJ

Listed for $940,000

Iconic Mid-Century Modern Eichler with Green Home Upgrades in Rose Glen. $90,000+ upgrades invested. Live in a piece of art, an environment that blends the living inside and out.

Eichler Home in San Jose_Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Eichler Home in San Jose_Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Eichler trademark Lauan mahogany panel walls w/floor to ceiling glass windows. Solar Panels OWNED, Dura-Foam Cool Roofing, new gutters, Solaredge monitor/inverter w/WIFI, Noritz tankless water heater, dual pane windows, & new electric panel w/220V/40Amps outlet for your CAR CHARGER. New Central Air Conditioning & Heating system. 2 Nest Thermostats.

Original Eichler Kitchen Cabinets with Red Glass Backsplash_Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

Original Eichler Kitchen Cabinets with Red Glass Backsplash_Courtesy Jeni Pfeiffer

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ICONIC Flintstone House FOR SALE at $4.2 Million_Along Highway 280 Hillsborough CA

Originally built in 1976, designed by architect William Nicholson, the ICONIC Flintstone House

Flintstone House Hillsborough "Stone-Age Modern" - Courtesy Judy Meuschke, Alain Pinel Realtors.

Flintstone House Hillsborough “Stone-Age Modern” – Courtesy Judy Meuschke, Alain Pinel Realtors.

“stone age modern” along Highway 280 in Hillsborough is FOR SALE, listed at $4.2 Million by Judy Meuschke, Alain Pinel Realtors. CLICK HERE For the MLS Listing:

Curbed San Francisco describes the details: rustic, sprayed concrete walls; an orange-and-purple conversation pit in front of an arched fireplace; rough round windows that overlook highway 280; and (perhaps in a nod to the house’s nickname) a stone pit that’s home to two toy dinosaurs. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is 2,730 square feet. Continue reading

Silicon Valley homes replacing lawns with California Native Succulents

Yesterday, 03.24.2015, San Jose Mercury News writer Eric Kurhi reported that the Santa Clara Valley Water District is proposing reducing water use by 30 percent and limited watering of lawns to twice a week.

Though Gov. Jerry Brown announced new conservation rules last week to help cope with the four-year dry spell, the water district’s latest push is more of a reaction to a new analysis that showed above-average seasonal rains haven’t done much to bolster Silicon Valley’s groundwater reserves.

Courtesy Sunset Magazine - Water Wise Garden

Courtesy Sunset Magazine – Water Wise Garden

Many homeowners are coping by letting their lawns die and replacing the landscaping with succulents and water-wise California native plants. Consider lawn alternatives, such as hardy ground covers, decks, patios, containers, ornamental grasses or cut-flower gardens. Continue reading

Gorgeous “Green Build” Eichler on Broker Tour today

Jeni Pfeiffer – Oct 2, 2013 Sunnyvale SILVAR Broker Tour: Great homes on tour today! New homes on the market worth mentioning include a gorgeous “Green Build” Eichler located at 609 WEST REMINGTON DRIVE$1,298,000. This home is a 4 bed, 2 bath 1755 SF unique home featuring zero-energy utilizing scalable solar, custom foam roof, custom glass/aluminum garage and closet doors, green landscaping, innovative use of technology and fine quality materials. Close to Las Palmas Park in the Cherry Orchard Neighborhood, a real gem!

609 W Remington Drive "Green Build" Eichler Intero Real Estate

609 W Remington Drive “Green Build” Eichler Photo: Jeni Pfeiffer Intero Real Estate

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