I’d like to welcome everyone who has been so kind to pop over from Design*Sponge – thank you so much for visiting! I’d also like to thank those readers who’ve left such warm and generous comments – you’ve all made my day!
Please consider checking back tomorrow as I’ll be posting some extra images that didn’t make it into the sneak peak and for those Eichler fans out there, I’ll also be posting additional before, during & after photographs of our entry courtyard and telling a bit more about how we salvaged the broken slab of exposed aggregate concrete.
For anyone who can’t imagine my reluctance to get out of the car on my first visit to this house, I’ll be posting some “before” images shortly.
For those readers interested in our kitchen, you can find more before, during & after shots here and here. For those interested in gardening, my Flora & Fresh Air posts are weekly real-time shots of my garden and the gardens of my friends and neighbors. You can also read about how we replaced our lawn with edibles in this post as well as this one here.
Thank you again for visiting!
Time and time again, I’ve said that when we purchased this Eichler six years ago, it was such a complete wreck that on my first visit, I didn’t even want to get out of the car.
I wasn’t exaggerating.
This overgrown shrub not only obscured the house from the street, it’s roots had lifted a portion of the driveway at least six inches, making it difficult to drive into the garage and nearly impossible to back out.
The front fence was covered in tenacious ivy that I began ripping out the moment we were handed the keys.
The rotten, crumbling retaining wall was just icing on the cake. The images don’t lie – this is how it all began. Six years worth of blood, sweat, tears and joy turned that eyesore into this.
I’m so excited … a sneak peek of our Eichler is being featured on Design*Sponge today!
Forgive me, but I can’t help but feel proud. Two years of our blood, sweat, tears and joy went into making this house our home and as exhausting as it all was, being there for every step of the process – from tearing down walls to researching and choosing every single fixture and finish in the entire house – made it that much more rewarding when it all came together in the end. Check it out here!