Caressed by hills and the ocean breeze, little-known Niguel West glories in its modern roots

Profiling NorCal modern artist Mary Fuller McChesney and her remarkable sculpture park

Illuminating the hypnotic radiance of California’s street sign survivors

Steppin’ out in retro style with livers and lovers of mid-century modern

On the Homefront

Beacon of Richard Neutra
Hilltop SoCal home designed by master's son Dion priced at $5.5mil—for its 'cachet'
A Steal or Just Plain Steel?
Designed and expanded by Donald Wexler— his former Palm Springs home has no offers

Home Improvement

Makeover Challenge
Four 'Best Kitchen' competition finalists showcase our readers' most beautiful, functional and modern kitchens
Where's that Freakin' Leak?
How the burning question is best answered by today's ultra-sensitive leak detection equipment and its evolving technology


Man with a Camera Traveling in Time
Fred Lyon looks over the shoulder at mid-century Bay Area—in his upbeat world of enduring images
Kaufmann House
By saving Neutra's Kaufmann house, its owners helped to spur Palm Springs' modern revival


Eye for the Fantastic
San Francisco artist Michael Murphy celebrates the remarkable and 'forgotten' through his unique, brightly colored abstractions of modern architecture
Art Imitates Life: Artists Inspired by Modern Architecture
Passionate fine artists and the mid-century modern architecture that inspires their compelling canvases