mid-century renovation with blomberg window systems and ipe rainscreen

Eichler + Mid-Century Modern

by rhoda on May 19, 2012

CA Modern Home Design Resources

The photo above is our award-winning mid-century modern renovation and addition with Ipe rain screen siding and Blomberg window systems

Eichler and California mid-century homes present special challenges when it comes to home remodeling, renovation, and building additions. Some cities have special zoning ordinances for Eichler homes. The open structure of the Eichler home is challenging when it comes to where to put heating, plumbing, and electrical. Most homeowners choose to retain and enhance the mid-century design aesthetic and here are some resources to help with that:

Traditional Eichler Renovation
Eichler Renovation that retains mid-century aesthetic

Windows for Eichler and Mid-Century Renovation

Most Streng homes were originally built with Blomberg sliders and glass, both of which allow for compatible upgrades, according to Ralph Blomberg, the company’s owner. Other options include Fleetwood Windows and Doors, which makes modern style windows and doors for luxury homes and Milgard Windows and Doors, which makes windows with modern profiles at a lower cost.

Eichler and Mid-Century Design Publications

The Eichler Network is an Eichler / CA Modern publication and Atomic Ranch focuses on the mid-century home aesthetic. Sunset and Dwell often have features on Eichler and Mid-Century homes.

feeney cable rail around pool
Feeney Architectural Products Cable Rail around pool

CA Modern + Eichler Video

Here’s a video showing three very different mid-century home improvement projects. The first is a mid-century home renovation and addition that received an international award at the 2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference. The second is an Eichler addition with a curved barrel ceiling entry and 10 bright colors. The third is also an Eichler renovation that adheres more closely to the CA Modern aesthetic. You’ll see a number of products that enhance the mid-century style such as: ipe rain screen, Blomberg window systems, and Feeney architectural cable rail system.

Link to my Eichler remodeling video page or view below:

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