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October 2016
October 2016

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6 Reasons to support single-story overlays in eichler neighborhoods

Unity. Something our country seems to be lacking right now amidst the presidential debate, Black Lives Matter protests, disturbing clown appearances, etc. However in different tracts around the Bay Area, unity is being displayed, encouraged and publicized by Eichler homeowners in an effort to preserve the historic landscape of their community.

Just to give you some context on what’s been going on, there’s been a good deal of controversy recently between veteran Eichler homeowners and the ...


June 2016
June 2016
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Since Eichler roofs are distinctively designed to be flat and minimally sloped, homeowners tend to have more difficulties when it comes time to replace or renew the roof of their home. Whether the need for a replacement is due to leaks, weather damage, renovation or old age, homeowners must sort through a range of conflicting options to find the roofing solution that best fits their needs. While water will naturally drain off of a pitched roof because of gravity, with flat and low-sloped roofs ...


August 2015
August 2015

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Dog house

 

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Lets face it: We treat our pets like our children and more often times than not, we like to spoil them. Every time we walk through the doorsteps of our home, we know we have a furry friend anxiously waiting to greet us and that unconditional love can sometimes drive us to do some over-the-top things. I mean common, you can't tell us that we're the only ones seeing more and more pets featured in Christmas cards each year. Heck one of our former clients threw a dog-themed ...


August 2015
August 2015

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Interior Design Tips & Inspirations for Eichler & Mid-Century Modern Homeowners

What attracts people to Eichler homes is that there's an everlasting quality portrayed in the design where old and new blend together in a harmonious way. In essence, Eichlers respect the era they originated from, while staying true to the wants and needs of today's homeowner. Since Eichler homes were quite innovative for their time and reflect the underlying philosophy of modernism, which was to create a new way of living during a pivotal time in our country's history, it's important ...


July 2015
July 2015

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Eichler's in Sunnyvale

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Keycon Inc. Construction & Design to host the FIRST ever Eichler Inspired Sunnyvale Home Tour! Now whether you're a long-time Eichler homeowner looking for remodeling ideas or you're just curious about Eichlers in general and want tips from Eichler experts and seasoned homeowners, this is the perfect event for you. Anyone and everyone is welcomed to join us, so we encourage all of you in the Bay Area to come check it out. We're ...


July 2015
July 2015

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globe pendant light

The globe pendant light is perhaps the most ubiquitous mid-century modern home fixture. Especially in Eichler built homes, stem-mounted globe lights, also called ball lights, were used as the primary source of interior lighting, and could be found in the entry, living and dining, kitchen and hallways. They work well as single pendants, but they're especially head-turning when hung in pairs or multiples at different heights. To give you a little background: Globe lighting fixtures are ...


May 2015
May 2015

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The Past, Present and Future of Eichler Homes

Like many home designs, people will either fall madly in love with Eichlers or just find no interest in them. Many people thought that Joseph Eichler was ahead of his time with his designs, and turned off those who were seeking more conventional rather than innovative homes. However what a lot of people don't seem to know is that Joseph Eichler stood for much more than just the revolution of modern architecture; He stood for equalism and nondiscrimination, which is probably why he saw so ...


April 2015
April 2015

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With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, there's no doubt that homeowners should consider investing in water saving remodels that'll reduce unnecessary water usage.  In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds.  Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks. In some communities, costly ...