The houses built by mid-century developer Joseph Eichler aren't just a swanky place to rest your hat; this listing would have us believe they are a way of life, especially in the Fairhills tract in Orange, surrounded by other Eichlers and the people who call them home. (There's even an annual chili cookoff in the 'hood.) This four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, built in 1964, serves up those classic Eichler details, from post and beam design right down to the central atrium.
Beyond its coveted provenance, the house has its own unique advantages: a large lot and upgrades throughout (most noticeably in the kitchen). Walls of glass are part of many of the communal spaces, and there's a gated pool in the backyard. The house is asking $790,000.
· 1284 North Linda Vista Street, Orange, CA [Estately]