Home & Garden Roundup: 08.26.06

Home & Garden Roundup: 08.26.06

Aug 28, 2006

The Chron ate crow in the most gracious of ways on Saturday: a somewhat repetitive run of Eichler stories that pretty much constitutes an apology for Kathleen Haley's kvetch...or does it? (Mary Jo Bowling slips a not-so-subtle defense into her Eichler background story.)

  • EICHLER UPDATE REMODEL: Helping a midcentury classic fit a 21st century style of living: A British family moves into a Palo Alto Eichler and hires SF's Baum Thornley Architects to remodel it in a way that honors the original plan. Mary Jo Bowling included their thoughts on how the open floor plan and indoor/outdoor space flow impacts the way they relate to one another.

  • EICHLER UPDATE / PRESERVATION: Saving the Eichler aesthetic: Bowling interviews other Eichler owners whose renovations hew to the prescient modernism of Eichler's originals.

  • JOSEPH EICHLER: Developer who made a difference: Bowling explains Eicher's legacy...and defends Unhappy with Eichler.

  • Life's goodness in one red pot: A treasured Le Creuset survives Katrina.

  • High season for heirloom apples, pears: Sophia Markoulakis includes some Bay Area orchard history in this piece on growing late summer varieties of apples and pears.
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