Curving streets, lagoons…plus more than 200 original Eichler homes

Tracing the mid-century modern revival’s 25-year rise

How smart home improvement lifts up your home enjoyment

Mid-century architects who gave Northern California its characteristic look and meaning

Home Improvement

Those Dirty, Rotten Beams
It's time to clean up their act—and bring back the natural beauty for good
Miles of Tile
From natural to high-tech, here's our roundup of the best flooring options for your next home makeover

Neighborhoods

Renewing River City Commons - South Natomas, Sacramento
Homeowner pride mounts as locals spiff up once-scruffy Strengs of River City Commons
Bike Town Charm: University Estates - Davis
Attention to function, not fashion, helps to preserve the Davis neighborhood's 400 Strengs

Lifestyle

Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
This Kitchen Does It All
CA-Modern 'Best Kitchen Remodel Contest' winners the Cissons continue to be inspired by an inventive design