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Only three of the ten houses are identified as to their architect---Claude Oakland, in each case.
While the subject of the designers of these houses has not been entirely neglected, it remains, in my opinion, a largely unsung aspect in Eichler
studies. The fact that so many laymen assume that Eichler himself designed these houses is no doubt the misconception most in need of remedy;
giving the various architects their due---and in the process coming to a finer understanding of their differences and their similarities---would be of
benefit to the Eichler community, to its supporters and to the interested public as well.
https://www.eichlernetwork.com/article/ ... hler-homes
"Aligning himself with a stable of progressive, empathic architectsÃ¢â‚¬â€�first the San Francisco firm of Anshen & Allen, then Jones & Emmons, later Claude Oakland . . ."
Were there really only three firms responsible for all Eichlers ?
https://www.midcenturyhome.com/category ... er-houses/
the prototypical MCM---with its opaque street facade, large areas of glass "out back," slab floor and tilted---or flat---roof plane. We like to contrast the
former with the latter; Eichler demonstrated that the former could, and did, inspire (the designers of) the latter . . .
https://www.google.com/search?q=15+Ayal ... ent=safari
Such hedges are quite difficult to find, either in Schindler's view drawings (the above being a rare exception) or
in early photos. Virtually all the view drawings contain more naturalistic shrubbery and foliage---with, of course,
A few site drawings, including the Pueblo Ribera, James E How, and Kings Road site plans, include what read as continuous rectilinear bands of foliage.
Many of these perform a function as suburban privacy screens---dense but compact foliage. In
some cases they might have been replaced by fences carrying vines or other plant materials ?
It is obviously a matter of taste, and many people like hedges. I don't. Here in WeHo, privacy is ensured by 20' tall "hedges" of laurel or holly along the public sidewalk. That effectively creates, on the house side, a green wall, or garrison.