The 2013 Eichler homes, just like the originals, are expected to emulate Frank Lloyd Wright's "dry construction" method, which meant having no applied finishes — no paint, wallpaper or plaster, according to Monique Lombardelli, who plans to built individual Eichlers.
"Wood is wood; brick is brick; concrete is concrete," she said.
Here's a comparison of materials that were used to build an Eichler and those that could be used in 2013.
Original Eichler 2013 Eichler
Flooring Asbestos tile; Armstrong cork tile (in custom homes, colored concrete) Slate; cork; concrete
Paneling Philippine mahogany Drywall needed to meet code; many different looks, including mahogany
Ceilings Douglas fir; pine Redwood
Roof No attic; 1 inch of fiberglass insulation No attic; foam
Countertops Formica; stainless steel Natural stone, slate, concrete
Stoves Electric (Thermador) Gas and electric induction
Insulation None Sheetrock walls, drill holes in exterior wall and add insulation in wall cavity
Windows, sliding doors Single-paned glass Double-paned glass
Sources: Mark Marcinek, Monique Lombardelli, www.rainforestinfo.org.au, www.iucnredlist.org
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