Well, hello. It appears that it’s been seven years (!) since we completely tore out our backyard and had fresh landscaping done. Now that everything has matured, I thought I’d share how things have settled in, what worked, and what didn’t.
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.
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.
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!