A king of the Mid-Century modern style that became one of the benchmarks od Californian architecture, Joseph Eichler’s homes were available all over the state during the boom building period between 1949 and 1966. Over 11,000 of the developer’s homes were built, homes which went on to become recognised in design circles for their open floor plans centered around a central atrium, their rejection of front facing windows and post-and-beam structures.

Undergoing a recent project to bring one of these ‘Eichler Houses’ into the present, Michael Hennessey architecture firm proved that they could be renovated and still keep the bones of that 50’s Cali cool. Check out the pictures of this beautiful renovation that preserves all the charm of the original building and lends some modern enhancements.

Images © Joe Fletcher

Catwalking: Photographs by Chris Moore