Atherton and Hillsborough Eichlers living dangerously in a peaceful world

How original cooktops and ovens are living on with owners who love vintage

Art of sand sculpture finds high tide as an international phenomenon

Music lovers celebrate as old-school phonograph records continue their surprising comeback

Home Improvement

Thermador Ovens and Cooktops
Saluting Thermador: As the oven-cooktop king turns 50, we return to the roots of Eichler home cooking
Makeover Challenge
Four 'Best Kitchen' competition finalists showcase our readers' most beautiful, functional and modern kitchens

Neighborhoods

Modern Architecture: Pyramid Power
Swayed by their architect to go New Age, Streng brothers have a cosmic energy fling
Roaring Back
Once lost, then found—how mid-century modern caught fire and raged on as today’s red-hot revival

Lifestyle

Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Bible of the West
How Sunset magazine won over everyday Californians with images of mid-century modern and guidance that lifted their lives