Wide view of the fully remodeled kitchen at an angle, showcasing modern appliances and quartz countertops in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.

Fairhills Eichler Tract Remodel: A Journey of Revival and Modern Elegance

By Editorial Staff
Photography By Todd Huge

In the quaint neighborhood of the Fairhills Eichler Tract in Orange, CA, a mid-century modern Eichler home known among locals as the 'Stick House'—due to its long-standing, partially demolished state—embarked on a transformative journey. The story of this home is one of revival, a blend of architectural integrity and modern innovation, where the past and present converge in a harmonious dance.

The homeowners, a couple with a keen eye for design, faced a unique challenge. Their dream home, once a skeletal frame that piqued the curiosity of neighbors, needed a revival. It was a canvas awaiting a masterstroke, and that's where our journey with them began.

As the third contractor to step into this narrative, we were not just builders; we were custodians of a dream. The challenges were many – from rerouting utility lines beneath the streets to leveling the foundation for a radiant heat floor system, each step was a careful calculation, a delicate balance between preserving the home's historic soul and infusing it with contemporary life.

The transformation was nothing short of a metamorphosis. Custom cabinetry now whispers tales of modern craftsmanship, while rift white oak wall paneling and cork flooring speak to the home's mid-century roots. The addition of a second car garage and a primary bathroom suite was not just an expansion; it was a reimagining of space, tailored to the needs of its inhabitants.

But it's the details that capture the essence of this home. Black-framed doors and windows frame views like artwork, while motorized atrium shades offer a respite from the Orange sun. The integration of an induction cooktop, advanced AC, and state-of-the-art appliances are a nod to the modern lifestyle, seamlessly woven into the fabric of the home.

For the homeowners, this project was more than a remodel; it was a journey back to their home's roots and a leap into its future. It was about creating a space that not only paid homage to its Eichler heritage but also embraced the comforts of modern living. In the end, the "Stick House" emerged not just as a restored Eichler home but as a living testament to the harmony of history and modernity.

Angled view of the kitchen island, featuring a quartz waterfall edge and modern seating area in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled view of the kitchen island, featuring a quartz waterfall edge and modern seating area in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled view of the kitchen island, featuring a quartz waterfall edge and modern seating area in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Wide shot of the kitchen with a straight view, highlighting the sleek design and bold use of color in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Wide shot of the kitchen with a straight view, highlighting the sleek design and bold use of color in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Wide shot of the kitchen with a straight view, highlighting the sleek design and bold use of color in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up view of the Wolf induction range top in the kitchen, highlighting the modern appliances that enhance the culinary experience in this Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up view of the Wolf induction range top in the kitchen, highlighting the modern appliances that enhance the culinary experience in this Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up view of the Wolf induction range top in the kitchen, highlighting the modern appliances that enhance the culinary experience in this Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the kitchen sink set in a terrazzo countertop, showcasing the unique materials and modern design choices in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the kitchen sink set in a terrazzo countertop, showcasing the unique materials and modern design choices in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the kitchen sink set in a terrazzo countertop, showcasing the unique materials and modern design choices in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled view of the dining room, blending historical inspiration with modern luxuries in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled view of the dining room, blending historical inspiration with modern luxuries in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled view of the dining room, blending historical inspiration with modern luxuries in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the midcentury modern pendant light in the dining room, exemplifying the blend of classic style and contemporary design in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the midcentury modern pendant light in the dining room, exemplifying the blend of classic style and contemporary design in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the midcentury modern pendant light in the dining room, exemplifying the blend of classic style and contemporary design in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the living room, showcasing the open space concept and modern interior design in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the living room, showcasing the open space concept and modern interior design in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the living room, showcasing the open space concept and modern interior design in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the living room entry featuring a meticulously crafted stone inlay, blending artistic craftsmanship with the home's modern-transitional style in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the living room entry featuring a meticulously crafted stone inlay, blending artistic craftsmanship with the home's modern-transitional style in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the living room entry featuring a meticulously crafted stone inlay, blending artistic craftsmanship with the home's modern-transitional style in the Fairhills Eichler Tract remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the living room's ceiling fan in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home, blending modern functionality with the home's mid-century aesthetic. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the living room's ceiling fan in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home, blending modern functionality with the home's mid-century aesthetic. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the living room's ceiling fan in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home, blending modern functionality with the home's mid-century aesthetic. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the master bathroom's free-standing tub, a centerpiece that adds a touch of modern luxury to the Eichler home's design. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the master bathroom's free-standing tub, a centerpiece that adds a touch of modern luxury to the Eichler home's design. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the master bathroom's free-standing tub, a centerpiece that adds a touch of modern luxury to the Eichler home's design. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the master bathroom, focusing on the cork flooring and elegant free-standing tub, reflecting the home's unique blend of luxury and history. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the master bathroom, focusing on the cork flooring and elegant free-standing tub, reflecting the home's unique blend of luxury and history. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up of the master bathroom, focusing on the cork flooring and elegant free-standing tub, reflecting the home's unique blend of luxury and history. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up view of the master bath's tub and shower area, showcasing luxurious finishes and modern fixtures in this Eichler remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up view of the master bath's tub and shower area, showcasing luxurious finishes and modern fixtures in this Eichler remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Close-up view of the master bath's tub and shower area, showcasing luxurious finishes and modern fixtures in this Eichler remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bathroom's wall-mounted tub faucet, showcasing sleek design and modern luxury in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bathroom's wall-mounted tub faucet, showcasing sleek design and modern luxury in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bathroom's wall-mounted tub faucet, showcasing sleek design and modern luxury in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bedroom, highlighting the blend of modern finishes and historical Eichler style in this Orange, CA home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bedroom, highlighting the blend of modern finishes and historical Eichler style in this Orange, CA home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bedroom, highlighting the blend of modern finishes and historical Eichler style in this Orange, CA home. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the guest bedroom, featuring contemporary design elements that complement the home's historical character. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the guest bedroom, featuring contemporary design elements that complement the home's historical character. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the guest bedroom, featuring contemporary design elements that complement the home's historical character. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the hallway laundry station, a modern addition that enhances the functionality of this Eichler home in the Fairhills Tract. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the hallway laundry station, a modern addition that enhances the functionality of this Eichler home in the Fairhills Tract. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the hallway laundry station, a modern addition that enhances the functionality of this Eichler home in the Fairhills Tract. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the guest bathroom vanity, featuring a modern design that complements the Eichler home's historical charm. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the guest bathroom vanity, featuring a modern design that complements the Eichler home's historical charm. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the guest bathroom vanity, featuring a modern design that complements the Eichler home's historical charm. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bath entry hallway in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home, showcasing a seamless transition into a space of modern luxury and comfort. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bath entry hallway in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home, showcasing a seamless transition into a space of modern luxury and comfort. Photo by Todd Huge.
View of the master bath entry hallway in the Fairhills Eichler Tract home, showcasing a seamless transition into a space of modern luxury and comfort. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait view of the master bathroom's free-standing tub from behind a corner, emphasizing the sleek design and luxurious feel in this Eichler remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait view of the master bathroom's free-standing tub from behind a corner, emphasizing the sleek design and luxurious feel in this Eichler remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait view of the master bathroom's free-standing tub from behind a corner, emphasizing the sleek design and luxurious feel in this Eichler remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master bathroom's floating vanity, illuminated by LED floor lighting, highlighting the modern amenities in this historical Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master bathroom's floating vanity, illuminated by LED floor lighting, highlighting the modern amenities in this historical Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master bathroom's floating vanity, illuminated by LED floor lighting, highlighting the modern amenities in this historical Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master shower featuring a linear drain, combining modern functionality with elegant design in this Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master shower featuring a linear drain, combining modern functionality with elegant design in this Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master shower featuring a linear drain, combining modern functionality with elegant design in this Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled portrait of the master shower with its linear drain, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled portrait of the master shower with its linear drain, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Angled portrait of the master shower with its linear drain, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail in this Eichler home remodel. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master bathroom's wall-mounted toilet, reflecting the modern updates made to this historically inspired Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master bathroom's wall-mounted toilet, reflecting the modern updates made to this historically inspired Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.
Portrait of the master bathroom's wall-mounted toilet, reflecting the modern updates made to this historically inspired Eichler home. Photo by Todd Huge.