The Eichler X-100 model home was opened to the public in October 1956. Built in San Mateo, California, and bearing the name of dairy-wholesaler-turned-developer Joseph Eichler, the house was a tribute to modern design and included "such innovations as a revolving fireplace, one entire wall of glass, a plastic skylight like a bomber bubble, two indoor gardens, electrically operated sliding doors that replace all windows, and steel-frame construction to eliminate the need for load bearing walls," according to a contemporary article in the Wall Street Journal. Over 10,000 Eichlers remain in the Bay Area suburbs, where their California Modern design inspires both love and hate.