It all began over margaritas six years ago....my husband and I were having drinks with our good friends and plotting how we could all move to sunny California. We all had enough of the dreary Seattle winters and as we always do with this architecture obsessed couple, the conversation took a turn to houses. We can talk for hours with our friends about homes, especially of those we covet in Nothern California - the mid-century modern Eichlers of Marin County.
Eichlers are the epitome of mid-century modern - sleek lines, open atriums, and walls of glass that flood the home with amazing natural light. Unfortunately these gems are often unattainable for most as they are located in one of the most expensive areas in the US where a 1500 sq ft model needing renovations starts at $900k. But if you are patient (after a year of bidding wars) and happen to not only hire but become close friends with the late Catherine Munson, you will persevere and learn a lot along the way.
Our friends moved to the sunshine state about four years ago and began their Eichler quest, jokingly referred to as the 'trail of tears', in 2012. Early last year, they finally found a house that needed a complete overhaul and these guys were up to the challenge. After nearly 9 months of renovations, they moved into their home and invited us down to check out their new digs and explore the beautiful area of Marin.
I personally think they did a fabulous job capturing a blend of Mid-Century and California contemporary modern. For now, they've given themselves a 30 day moratorium - no more purchases for the house. It's time to just relax and enjoy all the hard work they've put into their beautiful home.