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the tour

Saturday, June 18, 2016 –a day we’ll never forget. We’d been building-up to this date since last fall, when the Sacramento MCM Home Tour was confirmed …

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tour ready

If this was a question, the answer would be “no”. But we’re getting there. Confused? I’m talking about the Sacramento MCM Home Tour –and we’re on it …

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master bedroom

We just placed our master bedroom on the ‘done’ list. We still need to add some artwork, plus the odd piece of furniture, but we’re close enough to share …

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chair corner

We have two great spots for feature chairs in our living area. We filled the first, in our main living room, with our Plycraft. That left this second spot, in our TV room …

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rug swap

Remember our TV room? This is where we began our VCT flooring install, last fall. That went well, but the new (very white) flooring made our existing rug look very beige …

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dining table

We planned on replacing our glossy white IKEA dining table, down the line, but that definitely wasn’t a priority. So you can guess what happened next …

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making an entrance

Our front door is at the side (so, technically, a side door) –confuses visitors, dissuades trick-or-treaters. The entrance is inset, creating a small courtyard …

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fountains and flamingos

Remember our side yard? Back in December, we shared our DIY landscaping plan and initial work. Since then, a few false-starts, and plenty of tweaking …

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side-yard snowball

You’re familiar with the snowball effect, right? Well, a giant one just rolled over our side-yard. We’d already removed much of the lawn (where you now see rock) …

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440 camino sobrante

We don’t often post non-Eichlers here, but we had to make an exception for this very special home. Designed by renowned California architect, Roger Lee …

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253 wiget ln

Eichler season is in full swing. Amid the noise, this jaw-dropping Walnut Creek listing demands your attention. Designed by prolific Eichler architect, Claude Oakland …

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28 arcangel wy

Couldn’t let this special Eichler slip by, without recording it for posterity. Beautifully preserved/restored 1960 carport/atrium model, with 4/2 over 1814 SqFt …

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diamond heights

We’re gradually checking-off Eichler neighborhoods –remember our Burlingame visit, before meeting Karen’s folks at SFO? Well, this was the return leg …

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burlingame super-eichlers

Whenever we visit San Francisco, we try to check-out a new Eichler neighborhood. Couple weeks back, we picked-up Karen’s parents from SFO, and swung-by Burlingame …

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willow glen and beyond

When you buy an Eichler, you join a club. Neighborhoods, models, and prices vary wildly, but we’re all connected by one thing …