Highlands Eichler Home Tour 2014


To benefit the Highlands Elementary School PTA, 10 families are opening the doors of their homes to the general public. These houses look great from the street, but the real magic is past the front door and under the beams. Panes of glass and architect designed spaces bring the outside in and the inside out, a feel and a look that defines California living.

The Event Will Feature:

  • 10 amazing original and remodeled homes will be part of the tour
  • A comprehensive Tour Booklet is included in the ticket price for you to keep
  • A vintage Airstream up close - come take a peak inside!
  • Meet and shop from 9 mid-century modern inspired artists within the homes. Artists include Steve Cambronne from Palm Springs, Victoria KlochAtomic Mobile by Debra Ann, Gretchen MichaelsMae PerlsonJW PippenChris RanesMichael Murphy, and Jeffery Crussell.
  • Meet the home owners
  • Meet the contractors and architects behind the remodel work
  • The Modern Hub - offering a look at vintage Eichler brochures and photos
  • Free showings of the film People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler by Realtor-turned-filmmaker Monique Lombardelli
  • Lunches can no longer be ordered online for catering count reasons. However, a limited amount of 'day of' lunches will be available for purchase at event for $12.
  • A limited edition, numbered commemorative event poster available for purchase (please purchase with ticket)

Some unique home features that will surely offer inspiration:

  • Solutions that represent a wide-spectrum of every budget - from DIY, off-the-shelf products, to one-of-a-kind custom solutions
  • An inspiring range of kitchen and bath remodels
  • Various interior design styles - from vintage mid-century style to contemporary
  • See a wide range of flooring materials in situ : cork, concrete, radiant-friendly walnut wood, natural slate, ceramic tile, and terrazzo-style glass tile
  • Innovative built-in storage solutions
  • A fresh take on interior wood panelling for walls
  • A small backyard turned into a big retreat, featuring an artist studio
  • Natural wood ceiling beams
  • A great room with a completely retractable sliding glass wall
  • Modern native-based landscaping with a zen edge
  • Storage solutions that define the space
  • Add-on detached office space that ties it all together
  • Maximized connection of living space to open space
  • Smart solutions to “where to put the laundry machines”
  • Color palettes that suit every mood and style
  • Do-it-yourself projects
  • Smart home expansions and additions that retain Eichler qualities
  • Fences / hardscaping ideas
  • Usable front yards - Creating a front-yard courtyard
  • Living large in a small space, maximizing space
  • Modern updates to classic Eichler elements