Given the sopping wet and gloomy January we’re having here in San Jose, I thought I’d share these pictures today. Just a block away from our tract of Fairglen is another small tract of older Eichlers. Ginkgo trees line the streets of Ginkgo Glen. They turn golden in late November and December, which makes for a nice visit.
We’re back to work after the break, and I’m back to a bit of blogging. 2016 was a busy year, and started with this refresh of our Eichler kitchen.
We’ve been working on our kitchen, to make it more functional in small ways. Recently, we installed IKEA soft-close drawers while maintaining the original fronts.
On our recent spring trip to Palm Springs, we decided to visit Kud Properties‘ Desert Eichlers. In case you hadn’t heard of them, these are entirely new homes based on Eichler floor plans, not exact replicas, but Eichlers re-imagined for today in the context of the California desert. We toured the two newest models: a flat-roof, atrium model, and this spectacular double A-frame. There are plenty of images of these homes, so I’ll share just a few highlights here… highlights that I might, you know, borrow for a future project.
As part of our landscape remodel, we were faced with a challenge: what to do with the weather-stained fence which spanned our entire back yard.
Where have I been, you ask? Well… taking photos of the new yard for one… then sifting through them and realizing I probably took too many for my own good. Now I’m back and hope you enjoy this, the long-awaited reveal of our backyard remodel!
Our house is featured on MidCenturyHome today! Head over for the full interview, and some never-before-seen shots of our interior (frantically shot by me while avoiding views of our backyard construction). I’ve been following this site for a while now, and it’s a great place to read about mid century architecture– along with plenty of eye candy. I feel very humbled for our home to be included. Thanks, Marco!
After living here for five years, the fences around our yard have started falling apart and with water restrictions becoming a very real thing here this summer, it was time for a change. Cue the Home Improvement Snowball Effect.
On a recent weekend getaway to Portland (which we loved!), we made an afternoon trek to take a look at some mid-century modern homes. Now, they’re not Eichlers. Or are they?