Atherton and Hillsborough Eichlers living dangerously in a peaceful world

How original cooktops and ovens are living on with owners who love vintage

Art of sand sculpture finds high tide as an international phenomenon

Music lovers celebrate as old-school phonograph records continue their surprising comeback

Home Improvement

Modern Water Features
Going with the flow: mood-setting water features bring drama, movement, sound to a modern home
Condensation and Mold
As humidity levels rise, water problems occur—here are some causes and remedies for them

Neighborhoods

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
Signature Singular Sparks
Using fantasy, surprise and whimsy, Carter Sparks' lively homes are like nothing else

Lifestyle

Adventure on Wheels
With imaginations running wild, designers of the mid-century wowed America with sleek, ultramodern 'dream cars' slathered with chrome and fins
Music in the Air
The Monterey Jazz Festival and its mid-century rise to glory