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WHO ARE WE?

Hey! We’re Andy and Karen. I’m hoping you can tell who’s who. We’re kinda shy in front of the camera, so don’t expect many pics of us here. This was taken by a skilled photographer, for Sacramento Magazine –he distracted us with jokes about British people. Yes, that’s us.

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In August 2013, we bought this 1955 Eichler Home, in sunny Sacramento, California. We closed on the sale without setting foot inside. We’d never even been to Sacramento before. Seriously. How stupid are we? We got very lucky. Anyway, this blog is about what happened next.

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RANDOM FACTS YOU CAN USE AGAINST US

Karen is English, with a dash of Danish. She drinks lots of British tea, loves milk chocolate, mint sauce, Pimm’s, The Smiths, and playing the drums. When she’s not painting walls, she can be found: in a nearby pool.

Andy is English, with a splash of Welsh. He always picks the spicy option, loves dark chocolate, pickled anything, craft beer, and singing. When he’s not digging holes, he can be found: in a nearby pool hall.

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

We started life together in 2005, in Cheltenham –a pretty college town, in the Cotswolds, about two hours west of London. Home to historic Regency architecture, and the Govenment Communication HQ. Known for horse racing, cultural festivals, and picturesque countryside. It rains. A lot.

In 2011, we relocated to Boston –among the oldest US cities, about four hours north-east of New York. A European-style, walkable city, filled with historic architecture, home to Harvard and MIT, obsessed with sports (go Sox!) and known for snowy winters and humid summers. Fall is nice, though.

Two years, and 6192 miles later, we reached Sacramento –California’s capital city, about two hours from San Francisco. City of Trees, and America’s Farm to Fork Capital, known for the gold rush, the Kings, and sunshine (almost 300 days per year). As Brits, we’ll never take that for granted.

WHY FOGMODERN?

We created fogmodern to document/share our renovation, pool resources and geek-out about Eichlers. We also wanted to connect with fellow Eichler and MCM homeowners, fans of modern design and DIY-ers. And we’ve done that plenty, even taking the fogmodern MINI (AKA “Austin”) on tour.

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People often ask how/why we picked the name “fogmodern” –”fog” is a nod to winter tule fog, in Sacramento, and summer coastal fog, in San Francisco. “Modern” references modern design and architecture –the root of Eichler Homes. Hopefully that makes things less ‘foggy’.

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RING OUR BELL

You can ring our bell. Better still, email us first.

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