After 3 years in our SF rental, we've decided to take the plunge and buy a house!! It's an amazing time to buy and we feel blessed that we're able to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there! Early in our search, we set our sights on buying an Eichler (<-- info link) ( or you can look at images of Eichlers) Their simple lines, use of outdoor space, and open layout appealed to us immediately! Both my parents have lived in Eichlers and Chris loves the mid-century modern era, so we instantly felt at home. There are a many neighborhoods of Eichlers on the peninsula and we chose to check out San Jose (Eichlers are, ahem, less expensive in San Jose than say, Palo Alto).
We found one that is structurally awesome (and includes solar panels on the roof!), but needs some updating throughout the house. First on the list are the kitchen and the floors. The kitchen is outdated so we're planning on starting over with new appliances, cabinets, and countertops. This is the biggest project for sure!! The tile and carpet floors aren't consistent with the Eichler aesthetic, so our plan is to take up the floors and polish the existing conrete floors throughout the house. Once those are done, we'll all move in. We'll tackle smaller projects like painting, etc. as we get settled and whatnot.
We signed the papers yesterday and are scheduled to close tomorrow! We are so lucky that we found such a great place... can't wait to call it home!!
Here are a few 'before' pics. Hope you like them and can see our vision :)