Seldom will you find a real estate broker - or anyone else for that matter - that has sufficient interest and expertise to direct the production and co-author a book on a given subject. Jerry Ditto - with the publication of the best-selling, and award-winning book, Eichler Homes - Design for Living - has done just that.
The first book to chronicle Joe Eichler's contribution to residential architecture, it remained on the San Francisco Chronicle's best selling book list for 6 weeks shortly after its publication, and it was named one of the eight winners in the 1997 American Institute of Architects International Book Award competition.
The Eichler owner or aficionado will find the book a tasteful photo-essay of the work of Joseph Eichler and his architects. Selected excerpts and photographs follow.
Right: The architects' site planning and overall tract layout was an early distinguishing mark of Eichler's home-building style. The gentle, flowing lines of the sidewalk, trees, and landscaping provide a pleasing contrast to the horizontal and vertical design elements of the houses.