A *long* time ago, Before Children Era, we discovered these Bay Area modern landmarks and others that are still on our wish list. Time flies, and the babies have grown up into little citizens and I think we’ll revive these itineraries into family friendly trips.
Some of these places are running out of time, and it’s great to have today’s kids experience the open space when dreaming of grandiose castles.
PALO ALTO’S UNIQUE MODERN HERITAGE
Designed by A. Quincy Jones and built by J. Eichler from 1955 to 1958 to complement and serve its Eichler neighborhood. Mr. Eichler built many homes in many communities, but Edgewood is his only shopping center. Its design and purpose are quintessentially mid-century American.
- EICHLER: MODERN CLASSICS
- Eichler City: The contemporary home: WHAT it is, WHY it exists and WHERE to find it
- Eichler Modern Stories
- Eichler Network: Home of CA-Modern Magazine
- SQUIDOO EICHLERS
- The Wonderful World of Eichler Homes
- Greenmeadow Portfolio
- A Holiday All-Eichler Tour
- Eichler City: where to look in Palo Alto
The Hanna Honeycomb House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s for Jean and Paul Hanna. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Mr. Wright that exemplify his contribution to American culture.
The Hanna-Honeycomb House is located on the Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto. Guided tours are offered by appointment only on the 1st Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month–there is a fee for admission.
For information and to book a Hanna House tour, call 650-725-8352.
- LUCAS VALLEY EICHLERS
- KEEPERS OF THE VALLEY
- VALLEY OF THE ARTISTS
In a majestic setting, this Marin community watches over their Eichler homes, hills, and the good life
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center is a national- and state-designated historic landmark. One-hour docent-led TOURS of the Civic Center are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 am, leaving from the second floor Café, Room 233. The cost is $5 per person and no reservations are required. Groups of ten or more can arrange a private docent tour by calling the Visitor Services Office at 415.499.7009.
The Neutra House was designed in 1935 and completed in 1939 by internationally renowned architect Richard Neutra.
Its clean lines exemplify mid-century modernism and the internationally recognized California modern style. Neutra collaborated with architect Otto Winkler on a dozen residential projects/homes in the S.F. Bay Area in the 1930’s. Only two of these projects were south of Atherton, with both in Los Altos.
This house is one of the “Three Small Houses in an Orchard” as Neutra referred to his project.
- FAMILY-FIRST FAIRHAVEN:
Newcomers to the tiny, obscure San Jose Eichler neighborhood aren’t just welcomed — they’re adopted
- FAIRGLEN is Eichler crazy:
But its ‘neighborliness’ is even more infectious, making it a great place to live
Nineteenth Avenue Park:
Building community in a hidden Eichler enclave of urban San Mateo
San Mateo Highlands:
Eichler History | The Highlands
- City of Sunnyvale: Eichler Design Guidelines
- City of Sunnyvale: Eichler Subdivision Maps
- STORYBOOK EICHLERS:
Tight-knit families and a picturesque air bring new life to Sunnyvale’s 35-home Primewood development
- SUNNY DAYS, SUNNYVALE: Eichler Owners of Rancho Verde Come Together to Protect and Celebrate Their Neighborhood
- Sunnyvale Eichler Tract Photo Album
- Sunnyvale Voices: Lillian Pang: Eichler Homes:
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- Eichler’s X-100 Steel House
- EICHLER X-100 — the Eichler of the century, design for the ages
- Highlands Brochure| X-100 Steel House
- Magazine Article| Living for Young Homemakers
…to be continued…
W H A T: Marin Symphony Opening Night Gala Rhapsody in Blue
W H E R E: Marin Center
W H E N: Sunday, October 4, 2009
5pm Cocktails and appetizers featuring our Opening Night signature drink, “Blue Rhapsodies.” A delectable and festively potent blend of vodka and curaçao!
6pm Seated Dinner
7:15pm Promenade to concert hall
9:30pm Champagne, desserts and dancing to Dan Smith’s Classic Jazz Band