It seems to be Eichler week! The San Francisco Chronicle had a nice article yesterday about Eichlers in Upper Lucas Valley, which is just north of San Francisco. This is where my husband grew up (with 7 brothers and sisters - eek!). In fact, one of the pictures is on his old street! Lucas Valley has the highest concentration of Eichlers in the Bay Area at 350. It is interesting driving around the neighborhood because although most have been fixed up, there are some that have been completely neglected and look a little sad.
Article: "Putting the 'I' in Eichler"
I got a lot of great ideas for landscaping when we drove around the neighborhood about a year ago.
I have some pictures here
Also, I recently purchased the DVD "People in Glass Houses" - a documentary about Eichlers. If you are at all interested in these homes, I highly recommend it. Dwell did an interview with the filmmaker here
This is the trailer for the film: