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

Front Door's Crowning Touch
SoCal Eichler owner's 'well-kept secret'—creating authentic Eichler door hardware
Houseful of Eichler History
Exquisite home of late Eichler staffer Matt Kahn hits Stanford market—for faculty only

Home Improvement

Energy Efficiency: Modern Dream, Green Machine
15 eco-conscious ways to make your home the best that it can be
Ditching the Old Flame
In-the-know guide to upgrading your tired original radiant-heat boiler with today's super-efficiency performers

Neighborhoods

Loving the Highlife in Crestwood Hills - Los Angeles
Cooperative housing pioneer to landmark honors—Crestwood Hills savors its affection for modernism
Bike Town Charm: University Estates - Davis
Attention to function, not fashion, helps to preserve the Davis neighborhood's 400 Strengs

Lifestyle

Art in the Air
Hovering in harmony with modern homes, today's mobiles energize and calm living spaces with ever-changing views
Kids Go Modern
How your children and your home's modern design can live happily together