My inner librarian wishes to share this Foster City Eichler Homes brochure with you

Plan FC-13 by Claude Oakland

From my library to your eyeballs -- the brochure for Eichler Homes of Foster City. This stuff is too good to hoard for myself.

The brochure can be seen in its entirety here on my Flickr photostream. It has some cool pix; for example:

Exterior to interior view

Interior to atrium view

Raise your hand if you have heard of Claude Oakland. OK; now:

Plan FB-4 by John Brooks Boyd

How many of you have heard of John Brooks Boyd? If you haven't, let me introduce you.

Per the Spring 2004 Eichler Network Newsletter:
".... For many years, Boyd was Eichler's architect on the spot, customizing designs by Jones & Emmons, Anshen+Allen, and Claude Oakland to meet the demands of the clients and the site.

The Eichler custom homes were based either on standard Eichler tract designs or on homes specially designed by Eichler's architects for individual clients. While Boyd was rarely involved in designing the basic homes himself, at least two of his own Eichler designs were built: one in Foster City; and another in Mill Valley, near Eichler's Harbor Point development....

Born in Reno in 1931, Boyd served with the U.S. Navy's Sea Bees in the early 1950s, studied architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and then worked for Jones & Emmons before joining Eichler...."
More on John Brooks Boyd, including pictures can be found in the newsletter, available directly from the Eichler Network.

If anyone has any Eichler Homes (or related) ephemera they'd like to share that hasn't been posted online, feel free to drop me a note and I'd be happy to post here!


Anonymous said...

We own a custom Eichler on the Stanford campus designed by John Brooks Boyd and built in 1964. Thanks for the background info. Much appreciated.

Gretchen said...

You're very welcome, Anonymous :)

mike said...

John Boyd was a relative of my mine. Do you have any more info/blueprint material that he may have had a part in?

Gretchen said...

Hi Mike! I only have this brochure but you will likely find more on the Eichler Network. I believe the 2004 Spring issue has an article regarding John Brooks Boyd. You might also want to check with the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley - I understand some of the Eichler Home plans are stored there.

Deuce said...

thanks for posting the FC-13 brochure!

Gretchen said...

You're most welcome!