Becoming one with the great outdoors through a mindset inherent in postwar modern gardens

Hillside haven of 100 homes enjoys low-key living with big-time views

California's free-spirited artists of the mid-century found magical worlds on a troubled planet

Photography legend Fred Lyon opens his mid-century archive of enduring images

On the Homefront

From England with Love
British couple thrives on blogging about their Sacramento Eichler’s DIY renovation
Laudable Lautners Languish?
Two of visionary architect's classic homes still hang on the market—for eight figures!

Home Improvement

Prefabulous or Fad?
Designers and builders of prefabricated homes go modern and green—but what lies ahead?
Eichler Windows and Doors
Windows, windows everywhere: the pride and peril of life in a house with all that glass

Neighborhoods

City on a Hill
Joe Eichler’s tower and co-op at San Francisco’s Laguna Heights are holding up well 50 years after their debut as model neighborhoods
The Strengs of Shelfield Oaks - Carmichael
Hidden jewel: where riverside attractions and tastefully renovated Strengs blend in harmony

Lifestyle

Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Whimsy in Wood
Pushing the limits, woodworker Michael Cullen blends serenity of color and texture with a modern, stripped-down feeling