When Dennis Budd tackled the renovation of a particular H-shaped Eichler-designed home in San Mateo, California, his challenge wasn’t completely transforming the home. It was maintaining the original design while connecting spaces and following California home regulations.
Joseph Eichler’s designs are emblematic of California Mid-Century Modern and generally credited with bringing the style to the mainstream. Eichler was one of the first developers to bring indoor-outdoor living to the public, regardless of class or race. His homes had nature-forward designs and simple styling to make the outdoors the center of attention.