In my work with the Eichler Network, I’ve learned to appreciate mid-century modern architecture, not so much for its execution, but for its intent. In looking forward, modern architects questioned the status quo in both form and function. The result may have been spine-bending chairs, but comfort was a small price to pay for space age optimism and confidence in a brighter future.
One icon of that era was the “X-100,” a steel-framed Eichler home nestled in the highlands of San Mateo, California, just four miles from where I’m sitting as I write this. (Read more about it on the Eichler Network) and enjoy this Universal Newsreel from October 24, 1956: