An Eichler Brought Back to Life, Midcentury Interior, San Jose Renovated Home, North California Architecture

An Eichler Brought Back to Life in San Jose

Mar 4, 2022

Renovation Design: Blaine Architects + Marshall Interiors

Location: San Jose, Northern California, USA

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Photos: Jean Bai and Rina Movsisyan

An Eichler Brought Back to Life, CA

After losing out on offers for other Eichlers, a young family sent letters to homeowners expressing interest in moving in to their Eichler development. Not a day later, they got a response from an elderly woman who was planning to move to be closer to her son.

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

And there, the project to renovate an Eichler plastered in wallpaper was born. The homeowner, Karina Marshall, was an aspiring designer and this project launched her design career. She and her husband renovated the 1400sf home, thoroughly restoring any existing original wood paneling and even borrowing paneling from the closets to use in the kitchen.

Before:

Before Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Before Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Before Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Before Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Once becoming an Eichler owner, Karina tried to get as much information on these homes as possible. She located a collection of brochures and correspondences donated to UCLA and traveled to the Special Collections library in LA to view and photograph original Eichler letters, site plans, and more. Some of these photos are included here.

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Three years later, this home was completed with the Eichler Ensuite Retreat project: Eichler Ensuite Retreat

Key products used:
– Heath Ceramics tile in kitchen
– Nanimarquina rug in living room
– Newport Brass East Linear kitchen faucet
– Vintage furniture and accessories: Sonneman floor lamp, slat bench, wall-hung shelving unit, fireplace tools

Magazine Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Magazine Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

An Eichler Brought Back to Life in San Jose, California – Building Information

Design: Blaine Architects + Marshall Interiors – https://blainearchitects.com/

Project size: 1400 ft2
Project Budget: $60000
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 1

Eichler Brought Back to Life San Jose

Photography: Jean Bai and Rina Movsisyan

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Location: San Jose, California, United States of America

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