eichler mini-tour: 2003 adele

March 17, 2015

Hello!  It’s been a while since I posted here (yes, I am alive!) and miraculously, I managed to get out this weekend to check out an open house.

On Sunday, we saw this peaked-roof model at 2003 Adele Place, which has one of the most uncommon Eichler features in my mind:  windows that face the street.  It’s part of the Ginkgo Eichler tract I posted about a while back, which is slightly older than our tract, and just about a block away.  Here’s the realtor photo of the front elevation:


photo credit: Erdal Team


This home was built in 1957 and it’s been kept in great shape.  I thought I’d take some of my usual snoopy neighbour photos and report back, as is my Eichler-fanatic duty.  All of these were snapped with my phone and even though they’re not the greatest, I thought I’d share what caught my eye.


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