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Joined: Nov 14 2008

Hello everyone and Happy New Year,

We recently purchased a home in the South Land Park Hills area on Fordham.

I understand that less than 60 Eichler homes were built here in Sacramento.

I've started a little blog to document our home, neighborhood and modern architecture/design in Sacramento if you want to stop by and say hello:

If you have any intel, artifacts, pictures, stories, ephemera, etc. regarding the history (past to present) of the South Land Park Hills tract, I would love to hear from you.


Joined: Mar 20 2003

nice blog, thanks!

your model is one of my favorites. looks like you have a few projects ahead, but will be well worth it. You have a great house to start with. Luckily, if you choose to restore it properly, replicating original details is much easier today than it was 5 years ago.

is this the old garage or carport?

your fireplace is spectacular!

Joined: Nov 14 2008

Thanks Joe! The rumpus room is indeed where the former garage used to be.

Our restoration will be slow and steady. The former owners took great care in keeping the original details and so will we.

Thank goodness more products are available to maintain historic integrity :)

Joined: Mar 20 2003

do take your time. Get to know your home. decipher what is original and what is not. Often people rush into remodeling and renovating and make costly mistakes by obliterating original details which are lost forever. It's kind of like urban archeology :wink:

My wife and I lived in our bank repo Cliff May for a year before we did anything. We originally had plans to add on, but the longer we were in the house, the more we liked the original design. Restoring original ended up being the least costly route.

I look forward to following your progress. Usually this board has answers to questions. sometimes too many answers. The search function is great for finding old threads on popular topics. If you're ever stumped, feel free to shoot me a message.

Joined: Nov 14 2008

Just a little update: we are "finished" with our renovation and have discussed this in detail on my blog, here:

I have also cataloged the remaining Eichler homes in our neighborhood (South Land Park Hills). See Flickr set here:

Just FYI, if there's anyone out there who actually reads the threads! * crickets * Is this thing on? :)

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