I have a long personal association with Eichler homes – I’ve lived in seven of them. It all began in 1957 when I was seven years old, I moved into one in the San Mateo Highlands. There, I grew up in the middle of the ongoing Highlands Eichler tract development. I’ve lived in Eichlers in Palo Alto, Foster City and three up here in the Highlands, where I live now with my wife and family.
I have always loved the basic logic of Eichler homes. I find their elegant simplicity to be not only livable but aesthetically pleasing. I’ve remodeled more Eichlers than I can easily count during the 40+ years over which I have been a designer/contractor. I’ve worked on five of them in the Stanford “professorville” community, about half a dozen in Palo Alto, many in Foster City, one of the custom Eichlers in Menlo Park, and many in the San Mateo Highlands. I have more than once been asked by clients living in non-Eichlers to do what I can to make their homes look/live like an Eichler.
I’m very proud to be able to say that of the ten homes selected for last year’s Eichler Home Tour ( eichlerhometour.org ), I had my fingerprints on four of them. Two of which were projects fully designed by and built by Draco. I truly love and understand these homes. I do what I can to show how versatile they are and how they can be improved and updated without losing their style, personality, and integrity.