Eichler Country Club Estates
The first land development undertaken by J S D A Inc. honors mid-century modernism, inspired by the legacy of developer, Joseph Eichler. He used well-known architects to design both the site plans and the residences, examples of Modernist architecture now known as California Modern. Features of the homes typically involve glass walls, post and beam construction, and open floor plans inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Exteriors feature low-sloping roofs, vertical 2-inch patterned wood siding and spartan facades with clean geometric lines. Skylights and floor-to-ceiiling windows with glass transoms overlooks protected and private outdoor spaces and swimming pools. The homes have innovative and unorthodox features like concrete slabs for floors, tongue and groove decking for ceilings, sliding doors for closets and cabinets, and second bathroom located in the master bedroom. Open-air entrances advance the concept of integrating outdoor and indoor spaces.