Built-ins














One of the things that we absolutely love about our Eichler is that most of the era-specific built-ins (thanks to the original owners) are preserved and in excellent shape.

I'm posting pictures of them here today and would love to hear from anyone about the state of their built-ins if you have them. Are yours similar or different? Do you know any more about them?

8 comments:

Shane Hood said...

great built-ins, can't wait to see more!

-sh
www.lortondale.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

Thanks Shane -- for stopping by and posting the Lortondale blog. What an amazing MCM neighborhood!

Shane Hood said...

no problem

I lived in Sacramento up through my freshmen year of highschool. Eventhough I didn't know what modern architecture was at the time or even paid attention to architecture at all, I believe subconsciously the architecture in Sacramento had a big part in my appreciation of modern architecture today.

Great too see some Sacramento Eichlers online.

would you mind a link swap?

Gretchen said...

Sure! I've been thinking about adding more MCM links to my site.

Dane Henas said...

Gretchen,

FWIW, although the wall units are very cool, the only original "original" built-in is the table with the metal "hairpin' style leg. I still have mine in the garage--it extended off the kitchen island, but I didn't put it back in because it takes up too much space. The wall units look kind of 60ish to me. You might want to talk to John Siler, who is an interior designer who used to be a Herman Miller dealer back then. he had a shop on Freeport and decorated a lot of MCMs in SLP back then. I believe he's still in the phone book.

Gretchen said...

Wow, thanks for the lead, Dane! Will have to see if I can follow up on this.

Timothy said...

The wall mounted cupboards and desks look like some I have in walnut. They were designed by Norel Olson for Kopenhavn Furniture. American made, despite the name.

Gretchen said...

Interesting, Timothy -- thanks for this additional intel.