Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses

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Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses

Postby scowsa » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:03 pm

KUD Properties, a PS-based developer, has made an agreement to license original plans by the prominent mid-century developer to build a brand new Eichler house. Depending on how it's received, it's possible that KUD could build up to a neighborhood's-worth of the houses. (No word on which one of the designs will be used for the trial run.)

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Postby Mod' i-fy » Tue May 20, 2014 5:29 am

Wow interesting, I'd figure it would be a matter of time before someone would do this. Palm Springs I suppose would make sense to break ground on this type of project since the Alexander 2's did so well. I'll be watching this one closely. Next up Cliff May.
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Postby clarksdaleplace » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:35 pm

I think a present day interpretation might be very interesting to see how the newer materials integrate with MCM designs.

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Postby Dan O. » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:48 am

Surprised this hasn't happened in Palm Springs a lot sooner, I've often had fantasies about an entire subdivision of early eighties crap getting leveled and replaced by a present day interpretation of a Cliff May prefab or P&K rectangle. Mod' I-fy, how do you know the Alexander 2 did well? I can't recall reading much about them and have no idea how many ended up getting built, links?

Choosing to recreate an Eichler strikes me as somewhat odd, considering that as far as MCMs go something with that much glass would be most difficult if not impossible to convincingly recreate with regard to modern day Title 24 regs. Per what little I read about the Alexander 2 William Krisel was actually involved in updating the original plans to modern standards, which probably explains why they didn't turn out like an ugly, modern day house that only resembled an original Alexander.

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Postby Joe » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:29 pm

considering the Eichler family is not involved in building these homes, does not make sense to call the Eichlers.

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Postby classic form » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:06 am

I wonder if fans of original Colonial style houses were geeked when the first subdivision of "reproduction" Colonials were going to be built?

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Postby Chimay » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:31 pm

Well, the first one was built, to the specifications of plans of one of the Claude Oakland designs. It was sold on the first day it was listed, for $1.3M.

I met with the developer (Troy Kudlac), and toured the home. I think it is very close to the originals in the materials and feel, and only a few modifications were made. It is interesting to note that they were not required to do anything to update the plans to conform with modern codes.

Also, I think the term Eichler is acceptable in this case simply because they used a design that was developed by Eichler. Since it's not a new design, it's appropriate.

Anyway, I was only there a short time just before sunset, but here are a few shots I was able to grab as the sun went down...


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Postby redneckmodern » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:44 pm

didn't monique @ the newly revived Eichler Homes have a hand in this?

and (chimay) ... beautiful shots!


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