Joseph Eichler (1900 - 1974) was a California-based, post-war residential real estate developer known for building homes in the Modernist style. Between 1950 and 1974, his company, Eichler Homes, built over 11 000 homes (San Francisco, Marin County, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, etc.)- He was the only builder in America who built modernist style homes on a large scale, designed by skilled architects and using quality materials. His contemporary houses have not been equaled since, and 50 years after, they still look 'modern'.
When I lived in the bay area, I had several opportunities to visit some Eichler houses. I can confirm, when kept authentic, they are stunning and have became my favorite ever since!