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Joseph Eichler built over 10,000 homes in the Bay Area from 1950-1966. In recent years, these modern, minimalist houses have acquired a cult-like following. The clean lines, floor to ceiling windows, open floor plans and connection to the outdoors make these homes both easy on the eyes and extremely livable. Over time, architects and builders mimicked Eichler’s signature elements and these other midcentury modern houses have come to be known as “Likelers.” Today, whether Eichler or Likeler, these aging homes can be found in a wide range of conditions. Some have been impeccably maintained, some lovingly restored, and some are quite shabby. But no matter the condition, it's always fun to observe the variety of ways they’ve been personalized and imagine the families that have lived in them through all the changes the past several decades have brought. 

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