SOLD: 1652 Fairorchard Ave, San Jose 95125

Highly desirable Fairglen neighborhood Atrium model
Eichler.  The owners have given attention to sustainable living while
maintaining Eichler minimalism. 

The kitchen has refinished and custom
cabinets with a stainless steel countertop that includes a seamless one-piece
sink, updated stainless appliances, and a commonly sought after gas cooktop


The original mohagany wood paneling is brilliantly
accented by the 10ft ceilings in the living and dining rooms and the original
globe lights remain throughout the house.


The updated Armstrong VCT tile flooring offer a close
mirror to the original 9-inch tiles Eichler used when building this 1960
mid-century modern home.

Both bathrooms have been updated with taste while
respecting the minimalism architecture.  Mosaic tiles, Toto low-flush
toilet, glass shower door, and new vanity are just some of the features.


Each Eichler would not be complete without mentioning the
"California Living" outdoor lifestyle.  With mature shade and
fruit trees, the private back yard includes integrated vegetable boxes and
outdoor dining patio with BBQ area.


Radiant heat system embedded in the concrete slab works
great and the newer roof just 6 years old includes a transferrable warranty to
offer peace of mind to the new buyer.


Don't forget the neighborhood!  The vibrant Fairglen
Eichler homeowners have annual block parties, organized garage sale days, and
Eichler open house tours to see some of the latest remodeling ideas. 
Lastly, it is just a short walk to Booksin Elementary, St. Christopher, and
Presentation High School.


For more information, please click HERE.

SOLD for $785K.


Andre Agassi’s “Open” — a Must Read

You don’t need to be a
tennis fan or even an Agassi fan to enjoy this book, but it helps if you
are.  In fact, I’m not only a
tennis fan, I’m just a few years older than Agassi so I feel even more
connected to him since he is “my generation” and the story he tells is one that
I watched unfold.

I’ve often wondered about
the inside story of professional tennis; or about the childhood stars that
quickly come to the front of their profession while still in their teens.  I appreciate how Agassi remembers each
point so intensely, describes the emotion, takes you inside his head like we
are right there on the court at match time.  He even takes us inside his opponent’s head!

I enjoyed hearing Agassi’s
struggles and some of the choices he has made.  This is more a story about coming of age and growing into the
wisdom of maturity.  Go read it!

My takeaways:

Children who
are forced into a certain path of sports or profession will most likely despise
that path

The right
people you need to help you succeed will find you, and when you think you have
found one, ask for help

Believe in
yourself because you can do it no matter what

yourself to become better than you were yesterday

brings respect, for yourself and for others

Find your Big
Why, connect it to your job or what you do and you will find yourself

Find something
impactful to leave for the next generation, it is the reason for our existence

Thank you Andre, for
sharing and opening your story.  We
saw it from afar.  Now we relived
it again, with you.