If you are an aficionado of HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, then you already know that Montclair received its 15 minutes of national media fame tonight.
Here’s the scoop on Juniper Jungle to Modern Masterpiece, aka episode HCRBL-301H:
David and Kerryn La Duc live on a close-knit cul-de-sac in the Montclair neighborhood in Oakland, CA. While they love their neighborhood, their dated modern ranch style home could use some updating. Their front yard is almost completely covered with juniper….
The program began with some quick video of Montclair Village and then traveled to a neighborhood off Joaquin Miller Road. It showed the neighbors hanging out, followed by the homeowners (and their kids) as work proceeded to kill the junipers.
We’re so proud! The couple, who are now officially famous, represented our best. We learned that Kerryn is a teacher, though the show didn’t reveal too much about David. However it was clear they were Montclarions, and a team of equals. We also enjoyed how Kerryn was grateful and yet not a pushover about all the changes to their home. 🙂
Today in Montclair could not resist “googling” these neighbors and they are typically interesting. Kerryn had twittered about teaching ancient Chinese philosophy to her sixth grade class. Meanwhile David placed third in last year’s Sequoia 50K Trail Run, and has been running long distances for years.
Anyway, we wish that we could show you the amazing transformation to the La Duc home along with the quick upgrades to a few neighbors’ places. Their mid-modern house looks so cool now, with stone and wood accents and great landscaping. Living in a place where the foliage grows so quickly, we would like Curb Appeal to make a few more visits to our neighborhoods.
Check back on the HGTV site, since they’ll eventually show repeats online.