Features

When God Went Mod
Once despised, modern churches have thrived—designed by many of the same architects who shaped mid-century suburbia
Something in the Air
How the Eichlers of San Jose transformed an impromptu art-filled happening into the ambitious Fairglen Art Festival
Architecture in Fabric
Bay Area textile artist Ealish Wilson painstakingly mixes digital and traditional techniques for a unique, new look
Grounded in Nature
Rising trends in home flooring
Slipping Away
The Eichlers of Atherton and Hillsborough—living dangerously in a peaceful world
Old Burners Never Die…
Owners who sing the praises of original cooktops and ovens to the tune of ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’
Carving It Up
Once merely a summertime beach hobby, sand sculpting has hit high tide—as fine art and an international phenomenon
Vinyl's Final Fling
Music lovers celebrate as old-school phonograph records continue their surprising comeback
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
Painting the Town
When mosaic master Alfonso Pardiñas lit up the Bay Area with his colored glass and lively personality
Aged in Comfort
Carrying on Eichler living into the golden years with independence and satisfaction
Timeless Blend
How vintage and contemporary modern furnishings come together for an inspirational mix of warmth and style
Forgotten by the Bay
In Foster City, curving streets, lagoons and a mixed bag of housing conceal the commonality shared by 200 Eichler homes
Roaring Back
Once lost, then found—how mid-century modern caught fire and raged on as today’s red-hot revival
Pride and Joy
Boosting your enjoyment of life—and the value of your real estate too—through smart home improvement
8 Great Modern Masters
Mid-century architects whose efforts gave Northern California its characteristic look and meaning
Morepark on the Move
Inside San Jose’s earliest Eichler development—where enthusiastic newcomers turn to the past for inspiration
Lauan's Lost Love
Eichler Homes' original walls of mahogany paneling—once glowing in every home—are hopelessly fading out of sight
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
Reroofing's Multiple Choices
Favor energy-efficient cool-roof systems, stylistic consistency and a quality installer