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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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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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cabinet reshuffle

Remember the suspended cabinet (AKA ‘flying coffin’) we removed from our kitchen last year? We’ve always planned to re-use it, and now was the time …

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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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5947 highwood rd

Classic 1963 Jones and Emmons-designed double A-frame, in Castro Valley’s Greenridge neighborhood. 5 beds/2 baths, over 1979 SqFt, with everything an Eichler purist craves …

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850 sonoma ter

Pending already, but we had to share this early (1959) atrium Eichler, on the Stanford University campus. I’m sure you’ll see why …

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Just when you thought the Eichler market (like the weather) had gone cold, something special pops up -this gorgeous 1963 atrium model …

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home time

We just returned from a rare, and long overdue, UK trip. Before leaving, we Fog-proofed the sofa, and locked-away other ‘scratchables’ in our music room …

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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 …