|The Fairhaven Neighborhood designed in 1962 by architects Robert Anshen + Steve Allen, was the first Eichler Homes Inc. development in Southern California located on Woodland Street in the City of Orange.|
|Fairmeadows Eichler Homes are post and beam structures with glass and minimal interior walls constructed 1962 by architects A. Quincy Jones + Claude Oakland on Glendale Avenue and Cambridge Street in Orange County.|
|Joseph Eichler Homes Inc. Fairhills Neighborhood Development 1964 by architects Jones + Emmons with Claude Oakland. Located at North Granada Drive + Valencia + Linda Vista in Orange County.|
|Eichler buildings at Balboa Highlands are A-frame models with slope or flat roof desigend 1964 by architects A. Quincy Jones + Frederick E. Emmons located along Darla Avenue, Lisette and Nanette Streets and Jimeno Avenue in the northern San Fernado Valley.|
The materials used in the home are ordered in bulk, reducing material
costs. Components such as roof trusses are fabricated in factories
and installed on site.
These practices reduce the final price of homes, and makes developers
very happy. Architect designed neighborhoods have changed the face
of tract housing.
While early tract houses were virtually identical, builders have managed
to create an illusion of uniqueness in their neighborhoods: Two homes
built next to each other might be identical in layout, but have different
Tract housing is a development style in which multiple identical, or nearly
identical, homes are built.
Tracts are typically found in american suburbs. As they only make use
of a few designs, labor costs are reduced because the builders need
only to learn the skills of constructing one single home design, which can
be applied to the other tract homes in the development.