Curving streets, lagoons…plus more than 200 original Eichler homes

Tracing the mid-century modern revival’s 25-year rise

How smart home improvement lifts up your home enjoyment

Mid-century architects who gave Northern California its characteristic look and meaning

Home Improvement

Energy: Sun Power Rising
Solar technology hits a new plateau in the face of rising electricity costs and greenhouse emissions
Modern Landscaping
Japanese-Asian verve: modern landscapes come alive behind three basic design principles

Neighborhoods

Home of the Friendly Bargain
After decades of obscurity, the spirited Eichlers of Concord are looking up—in the face of Mount Diablo's looming peaks
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento

Lifestyle

Bohemia by the Bay: Looking Back on the Beat Generation
Non-conformist spirits of the mid-century and their San Francisco haven
Bay Area Reimagined
Stunning modern designs put a new face on the world we live in