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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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color fast

Last weekend was our first ‘free’ weekend in memory. Aside from a thorough post-tour house clean, we had nothing on our plates. And we were twitchy …

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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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17122 nanette st

When this hopped into our inbox, we just had to share. 1964, double A-frame, in Granada Hills’ Balboa Highlands –the only Eichler ‘hood in LA County …

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1250 norfolk wy

With more time on our hands, we’re back on the open house circuit. Last weekend’s ‘can’t miss’ –a delicious 1963 custom MCM, just a few streets from us …

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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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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 …