San Mateo Highlands—where longtime neighbors become friends for a lifetime

East Bay painter Fernando Reyes wows fans with his joyous abstractions

Fourteen abodes around the Bay that were actually home to Joe Eichler

Awakening whitewashed and damaged interiors with accent walls of personality

Home Improvement

Hot Trends in Home Theater
New technology and pricing make the ultimate media room an inviting proposition
Modern Gardening: Rooted in Chinese Culture
Chi-minded gardening dynamo turns her Davis Streng home into a tranquil healing haven

Neighborhoods

Marincognito
In the shadow of the Eichlers, four little-known neighborhoods lie low as the North Bay’s ‘last frontiers’ of affordable mid-century modern
King of the Flat-tops
Bay Area legend Earl 'Flat Top' Smith built 25,000 low-cost homes for the working class—and influenced Joe Eichler along the way

Lifestyle

Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Art Imitates Life: Artists Inspired by Modern Architecture
Passionate fine artists and the mid-century modern architecture that inspires their compelling canvases