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

One decade later: why haven't other Eichler neighborhoods joined the original two?

On the Homefront

Batten Down the Hatches!
With El Niño rains waiting in the wings, the time is now to tackle your outdoor projects
House of Questions
"To upgrade our Eichler's insulation, what is the smartest way to spend our money?"

Home Improvement

Modern Landscaping
Japanese-Asian verve: modern landscapes come alive behind three basic design principles
Choice Window Treatments: Curtain Call for Comfort
Reducing exposure to unwanted glare, heat and the eyes of the world

Neighborhoods

Playing With Space
Over a 60-year career, architect Ray Kappe used custom homes to pioneer techniques for mass housing
Eichler Tract a Class Act
Twenty enthusiastic high schoolers team up with the Los Angeles Conservancy to keep alive suburbia's modern architectural heritage

Lifestyle

Outdoor Furnishings
Sprucing up the great outdoors: furniture designs and tips to awaken your patio and garden
Hello, Cool World: Painter, Karl Benjamin
SoCal painter reconnects his hard-edge modern art with classic artifacts of mid-century California