Posts Tagged ‘homes’

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler Luanne Bradley Procurers of these 20th-century inside-outside, flat-roofed dwellings are referred to as Eichler-holics who won’t live anywhere else. Realtor-turned-filmmaker Monique Lombardelli brings their experience home while shedding light on a Northern California architectural movement in her new documentary, People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler .   “One reason why I respect him so much is how he changed the game completely,” Lombardelli says in describing the 11,000 airy dwellings the former dairy salesman erected, the majority in the San Francisco Bay Area aided by A

A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

Product developer Eric Chu was thrilled with his West L.A. town houses, which were recently built by architect Whitney Sander from his custom Hybrid House system. But there was one problem: Though the narrow lot allowed for two buildings (one for Chu and the other to rent out), the only way to site them was back to back, with both living areas and upstairs master bedrooms squarely facing one another across the small courtyard, and little more than a young Chinese pistache tree between them.   Sander and Chu found the solution at wall coverings firm Astek Inc., in Van Nuys, California: bus graphics

An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

 “What would Eichler do?” That question clinched the deal that created Simpatico Homes, a modular-home company 
inspired by the work of the postwar developer Joseph Eichler. During the 1950s and ’60s, Eichler built more than 
11,000 architect-designed modern homes in California. Seth Krubiner, Simpatico’s founder, lived in one during his youth and remained smitten with its mixture of everyman affordability and mid-century cool

Out and About » Touring the Breezehouse by Blu Homes

by Sara Ost Dwell's popular Home Tours included a Breezehouse by Blu Homes in Healdsburg as a bonus tour during this spring's Marin Home Tours. With our annual Prefab issue now out on newsstands, we paid a visit so that online readers could get a closer look and learn more about the prefab home's innovative design from its owner, designer Jo Cooper, as well as Blu Homes West Coast project manager, Jeff Morter. Enjoy our slideshow, and be sure to sign up for upcoming Dwell Home Tours near you!

Bookshelf » Nate Berkus’s One Two Punch

by Sara Carpenter Nate Berkus fans will have plenty to take in this month as the designer just released a book and a Target collaboration, both in stores now. The Things That Matter is a collection of stories and photos from Berkus and others about their homes. Through anecdotes about "things" each has collected, Berkus's book shows how our residences and the objects with which we choose to fill them reveal who we are

Event Spotlight » 10 Reasons to Join the City Modern Home Tours

The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the City Modern architecture festival. Spy five stunning residences in Manhattan on October 6 and five more in Brooklyn on October 7. Tickets are available from, $120 for a single-day pass or $240 for a weekend pass, which includes entry to the Meet the Architects cocktail reception.

Concepts » Going Green Again

by Jordan Plaut If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few years, however, Dwell has charted the incredible progress of eco-friendly design and the people taking what are often drastic steps to improve their homes and lifestyle for a green future.