Posts Tagged ‘Wally Fields’

Back to the Winchester Mystery Houses

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Not having the model number for our Eichler was becoming frustrating.

We went back to the article that was written on Via Sereno (Back to the Winchester Mystery Houses), to verify why we thought we had an MS-344.  The article mentioned a house across the street from us, which was described as an MS-144.

Another e-mail to Wally Fields asking the source of the model numbers.

Lunch with the ‘Eichlerholic’ (Wally Fields)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Wally Fields, the ‘Eichlerholic’, met us on August 15, 2004 when he was writing a column for the Eichler Network magazine.

Wally and his photographer, Mark Watson, visited our street, Via Sereno, to interview several residents and take photographs.  The story, Back to the Winchester Mystery Houses, was printed in the Fall 2004 edition of the Eichler Network.

Mark Watkins (left), Wally Fields 'Eichlerholic' (center), and Jo-Anne Sinclair (right) on August 15, 2004.

Mark Watkins (left), Wally Fields 'Eicherholic' (center), and Jo-Anne in 17509 Via Sereno on August 15, 2004.

Lunch with Wally

Bryan met with Wally in Milpitas and they had lunch at the Olive Garden.  Wally brought several books that he thought would inspire us.  (Yes, they did as we bought three books from

During our conversation, Wally recommended a number of potential architects who focus on mid-century modern design and Eichlers.

It was great to spend time with Wally and obtain his insight into our project.