The Art of the Eichler: Open Homes & Thomas Westfall

When you ask anyone in Bay Area real estate or design about mid-century modern’s timeless appeal, chances are they’ll mention an Eichler home.

Eichlers were originally built as affordable tract homes in the 1950s and 60s to make modern living more accessible in California’s exploding suburbs. Today, they are coveted icons of mid-century modern architecture, characterized by their clean lines, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, and emphasis on indoor-outdoor living.

When East Bay Eichler owners are ready to part with their mid-century modern treasures, our partner Thomas Westfall is the trusted name for the job.

Thomas is the East Bay’s mid-century modern real estate expert, bringing a level of passion to each transaction that can only come from being an Eichler owner himself. He works closely with sellers to make improvements that lovingly preserve each home’s character, and he even elevates staging with pieces from his own home. With such a hands-on business, it was important for Thomas to find a marketing partner who could match the high-quality, detail-oriented service he provides to clients.

Thomas Westfall


The East Bay’s top Eichler agent

When Thomas is ready to take an Eichler to market, he knows he can trust Open Homes to capture its story.

Thomas has partnered with Open Homes for over 10 years and 100 transactions to craft beautiful, authentic visual stories for his Eichler listings. His favorite Visual Artists know his style well, leveraging the perfect shots and compositions to inspire each Eichler’s next owner to fall in love with the home before seeing it in person.

Simply the best when it comes to presentation, production, and professionalism. I wouldn’t consider working with anyone else.”

Thomas Westfall on Open Homes

“Eichlers usually have an open floor plan, so the common space tends to benefit from a nice mix of wide-angle shots that show flow and layout. But also equally important, a photographer must give each individual zone proper recognition by way of tighter compositions,” says one Open Homes Visual Artist.

Combining our award-winning creative expertise with Thomas’s mid-century design knowledge, Open Homes can consistently elevate each Eichler’s unique story—and final selling price—through beautiful, custom photography and videography. And with marketing covered, Thomas can get back to what he does best: giving clients the personal attention they deserve and sharing his infectious love for the Eichler brand.

How can a personalized marketing partnership with Open Homes unlock the potential of your business?

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