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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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music room

For three years, we’ve neglected our fourth bedroom. Home to cream walls and ceilings, wonky switches, and funky carpet. Time to rescue this ugly duckling …

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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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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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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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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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Remember the Walnut Creek ‘super-Eichler’ we posted? Well, here’s another. On a quieter street, but needs work. That accounts for the $900K price tag …

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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 …