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

Eichler Beam Restoration
Tips to care for the Eichler home's 'bones'—they add more than just structure to the house
Modern Address House Numbers
Making a simple statement on the front façade of your home that is attractive, crisp and unpretentious

Neighborhoods

Valley of the Artists: Lucas Valley - San Rafael
Beneath Lucas Valley's hills of inspiration a special creative renaissance is on the rise
Greenridge - Castro Valley
Little-known yet in the 'middle of everywhere,' these Eichlers light up the East Bay hills with community feeling

Lifestyle

Mid-Century Modern Art: Shag's World
Where bottomless cocktails and hedonic cool are served up with mid-century style and optimism
Bohemia by the Bay: Looking Back on the Beat Generation
Non-conformist spirits of the mid-century and their San Francisco haven