Mid-Century Modern


Thousand Oaks, for the most part, is a relatively new community and, as such missed what has become known as Mid-Century Modern architecture.
The exception to this is the EICHLER Homes community situated on the west side of the Thousand Oaks area.

   
   

These homes, with their curious frontage, have you wondering what is beyond. And when you do find out... all the excitement of the new thinking of the Mid-Century starts to come alive.

The Thousand Oaks community of Eichler Homes is one of only two in the Los Angeles/Ventura County area. It consists of just over a hundred homes in Thousand Oaks and these few are a very sought after prize for today's Modernists. The owners in this community take pride in keeping their homes in beautiful condition and most are in keeping with the modern times, from which they came.

These homes presented are ones we felt are representative of this community and are NOT necessarily For Sale, unless so noted.
 
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The EICHLER Atrium

The centerpiece of EICHLER Homes is the "atrium".  This, somewhat unique feature of these homes, plays well with the Southern California climate and, together with the floor to ceiling glass, a true feeling of seemless transition from inside and out transpires.

The construction of these homes is also unique, compared to the standard in Thousand Oaks, in that they are a "post & beam" construction with a T&G decking laid across the beams for the roof that ties it all together. Heating for the house is a radiant "hydronic" system that is laid in the slab. This system keeps an otherwise cold concrete surface nice and warm in the Winter. In the Summer, the unheated concrete slab does well to passively bring the coolness of the earth into the house. You will also notice that in almost all cases, there is no stucco used in the construction of an Eichler Home... milled vertical siding is used on the exterior and in many instances adds to the seemless transistion of inside & out by carrying through the living space between the atrium and the back yards.



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