Original Eichler Home cabinets, anyone?


While I'm working on intensive research and other Big Plans, thought I'd pass along these beauties (click on pix for direct links) -- reportedly straight from the "Original Model home" here in South Land Park Hills.

Per Schiff's Estate Sales in Sacramento, "These are original Eichler Kitchen Cabinets. They came out of the Original Model Home for Eichler in South Land Park, CA. There is an 18" built in cutting board and an opening of 26 13/16" for a sink. The counter top is formica. Measures: Bottom Cabinet 36 1/2" tall, 25" deep, 95 1/2" wide. Upper Cabinet 24" tall, 13 3/4 deep, 87" wide."


The matching tall cabinet/storage pantry from the same home is also for sale and measures: 80" tall, 13 5/16" deep, 45" wide.

I really love the multi-tone colors and that these are the real thing! Anyone looking to undo a bad remodel or re-authenticate their Eichler Home kitchen?

18 comments:

Barbara said...

Their website has nothing! Where did you find these beauties??
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Gretchen said...

Hi Barbara, the picture links were direct links -- I've now specified this in the text. Thanks :)

SacEichler said...

OMG! Did you see their prices? But am I surprised? No.

jwoo said...

wow, those are super cool, in reasonably good shape and functional; why would you ever tear those out? especially out of -the- model home. geeze.

undercover caterer said...

I love the color, how chic and cheerful!

Gretchen said...

I agree, undercover caterer! I hope they find their way back into a local home.

Gretchen said...

I'm on my phone and didn't see your comments until now, SacEichler and jwoo -- the first thing I noticed was the price. But I thought about it and having than fabricated from scratch would also be quite costly. And while someone didn't want to keep them, it's a huge restoration opportunity for those of us who love them! So glad they didn't get junked.

Ms. Atomic said...

love it! Another nice find.

SF Troy said...

Gretchen! I surfed over to your site from retrorenovation.com - sf troy here. And WOW thanks for sharing those Eichler cabinets. Have you seen them? If so are they in decent shape? I'm going to call the estate sale place tomorrow - I'm dreaming of someday restoring my kitchen to it's original - the current wood cabinets are circa 1966 kitchen reno. And these would be a perfect start. Thanks for sharing! -Troy

Gretchen said...

Hi SF Troy -- love your new Eichler Home! For those of you who haven't seen it, check it out: http://retrorenovation.com/2010/02/03/troy-rearranges-his-collections-in-his-new-eichler-ranch-home/

I have not seen these in person but they look pretty good from the multiple pix. Worth a drive up to have a look -- let me know if you're heading this way.

SF Troy said...

Hey Gretchen, I'm planning a roadtrip to Sacto Saturday morning to spend some quality time with these kitchen cabinets. I should be arriving soon after the shop's 11am opening time. I've never seen the Eichler's up there in your neck of the woods - where are they located? Anything else you'd suggest seeing/doing? Your blog is *such* an amazing resource, thanks!

Gretchen said...

Hi again SF Troy and thanks for your kind compliment :) Here's the 311 on Eichler Homes in the 916 and where they are located: http://eichlerific.blogspot.com/2009/07/roll-call.html I also recommend Mahoroba http://eichlerific.blogspot.com/2009/07/cool-places-in-hood-mahoroba-bakery.html
and driving around the S. Land Park neighborhood for a great view of lots of different MCM custom homes. Let us know how it works out -- remember our homes were built between 1955 and 1956. What year was your Eichler Home built?

Steve said...

The closest thing we have to an Eichler in the Portland area is a Rummer (VERYsimilar floorplans!). Our kitchen was remuddled and we're well on our way to putting things right. Here's our blog, with the kitchen re-do being the most recent posts.
www.greshamrummerfun.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

Thanks Steve, nice to hear from you! I have your great blog listed in the sidebar here.

Dane Henas said...

If you're really hot for some of these, check out eichlernetwork.com's chatterbox lounge. People often have them there for free! Personally, I think the guy is asking way too much, but that's just my opinion;-)

Gretchen said...

Good point, Dane! I've noticed various Eichler Home parts on Chatterbox Lounge: closet doors, original ovens, cabinets, etc.

Danyelle said...

Hi Gretchen,

I want to thank you for posting these cabinets to your site! Thanks to You & Your blog we have SOLD some of the Eichler Cabinets. We Still have the Bottom Part of The Kitchen Cabinet w/ opening for a Sink & the Original Cutting Board. We also have 4 Slider Panels used in the garage or they could be used as closet doors. Contact Danyelle for pricing 916-220-3627. http://www.schiffestateservices.com/

Gretchen said...

Thanks for letting me know this, Danyelle -- I hope the cabinets found a good Mid-Century-loving home!