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before & after

We just added a new section to our website –can you guess what it’s called? We trawled old photos, and shot new ones, to represent the before & after of our Eichler …

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green room

Since we ‘finished’ our TV room, we’ve had a nagging doubt that it needed something more. With white ceiling, floor and cinder-block, it just felt too white, even for us …

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looking back: 2016

What a tough year. Many people (us included) can’t wait for 2016 to end, but before it does, we’re reflecting on some positives in FM land …

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vinyl display

While in the UK, we bolstered our vinyl collection. Most of this haul will live in our re-purposed ‘flying coffin’ cabinet, but we had grander plans for a lucky few …

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eichler elevations

We create Eichler maps, floorplans, and illustrations…for fun. Karen just designed a set of elevations, based on some of our favorite Eichler models …

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eichler sparkle

This is our fourth Eichler Christmas. Each year we add to our decor, increasing the amount of ‘stuff’ stored in our garage. And this was a bumper year for stuff …

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minimal halloween

We typically don’t do anything special to our house for Halloween. This year was to be no exception, though we did pop a pumpkin out front. Then we had another idea …

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front front door

Not a typo. This is our second front door, supplementing the original, and completing the front fence project we recently shared …

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wet weekend

It rained last weekend. But we didn’t complain. When it does rain here, it reminds us of England…and makes us happy we moved to California …

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73 tara rd

Remember the stunning Roger Lee modernist home we shared last June? If you liked that, you’ll love this. Same leafy location, same architect, and same familiar features …

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2180 elderberry ln

1958 pitched-roof model, with 4 beds/2 baths, over 1659 SqFt, in San Rafael’s Lower Lucas Valley. We’d never pick white as a siding color, but the orange accents make it work …

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14910 nw perimeter dr

Before setting foot in an Eichler, we offered on multiple Rummer Homes, in and around Portland, Oregon. ‘Rummers’ look like Eichlers, with spookily similar floorplans and elevations …

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high times

We expected a lot from the 2017 San Mateo Highlands Eichler Home Tour. And we got it. But first, we had to get there. Two hours from Sac (a relatively long drive for us Brits) …

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highlands eichler tour

This May, the San Mateo Highlands neighborhood is holding an Eichler Home Tour, featuring ten carefully curated homes, each staying true to the Eichler aesthetic we all know and love …

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racquet club estates

Palm Springs’ Racquet Club Estates features around 550 single-family homes, built in the late 50s–early 60s. Most are classic William Krisel designs, built by the Alexander Construction Company …