Come explore the incredible unique history of southern California through its diverse and unexpected architecture. We will begin with an inside look at an Eichler home, built in the mid-century modern style. Eichler homes are known for their modern design and use of glass and natural materials, which allows for a lot of natural light and a connection to the surrounding environment. Inspired by his time living in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, real estate developer Joseph Eichler wanted to take Wright’s design ideas and make them accessible to middle-class home buyers. Today, these homes define the mid-century modern style and attract buyers from around the country.
Next, we will head to Floral Park, a neighborhood boasting over 200 historic homes and 33 historic landmark properties. For over a century, Floral Park has been preserved for its idyllic nature, with gracious, tree-lined streets, lush lawns and gardens, and unique and elegant homes. Now listed on the National Historic Register, Floral Park is the largest Historic District in Santa Ana and the second largest in Orange County. Get a first-hand look at what makes this neighborhood so irreplaceable.
The final stop on this tour is Old Towne Orange and the Orange Circle. The distinct look of Old Towne Orange makes it a popular location for film and television production. Take a peek inside the actual home used in Martin Lawrence’s Big Momma’s House. Also home to Chapman University, Orange City Hall, and the Orange Public Library & History Center, you will get a behind the scenes tour of some of the most characteristic blocks that give Old Towne Orange its unparalleled character.