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Clay Artist Thinks Big
Once Fresno's best-kept secret, visionary Stan Bitters finds newfound popularity with dazzling grand-scale art he calls 'environmental ceramics'
Dance of a Lifetime
From her legendary open-air deck, dance pioneer Anna Halprin carries on a free-flowing connection between inside and outside
Pioneers of Outdoor Living
Tommy Church and his brood—creators of the 'California School' of modern landscape design
Sacred Art
Prolific yet unsung, Northern California artist Ray Rice put creative expression at the center of his life
This Kitchen Does It All
CA-Modern 'Best Kitchen Remodel Contest' winners the Cissons continue to be inspired by an inventive design
Let the Sun Shine in
Best bets for new skylights: bringing greater light, ventilation, energy efficiency and views to your home
New Faces for Old Roofs
How evolving technology and new code requirements are adding years to the life of the roof over your head
Magical Modern Tradition
Nostalgia and emotion move grandson to keep alive his family's mid-century Christmas tree creation
Where's that Freakin' Leak?
How the burning question is best answered by today's ultra-sensitive leak detection equipment and its evolving technology
Crystal Ball Remodeling
Like gazing into the future, this 3-D software helps you visualize the end result of the home remodel you are about to undertake
Going Wild!
Fantasy and function combine to create 12 modern homes that are out of this world
Melting the Mystique
Anshen and Allen's 1950s modern designs for an Eichler competitor unlock the mystery at Sunnyvale's Gavello Glen
What's Become of the Holy Grail?
The first architect-designed Eichlers, Sunnyvale Manor Addition languishes today with no historic plaque or neighborhood connection
Clean As Can Be
12 helpful hints to turn your home's spring-cleaning into a thorough, easy project
Eye for the Fantastic
San Francisco artist Michael Murphy celebrates the remarkable and 'forgotten' through his unique, brightly colored abstractions of modern architecture
Those Dirty, Rotten Beams
It's time to clean up their act—and bring back the natural beauty for good
Fielder's Choice
When San Francisco Giants great Willie Mays ran into the 'color barrier'—then turned to Eichler for a stylish new home
Paths to Pleasure
In bike-friendly, eco-conscious North Davis, a neighborhood of 200 Streng homes finds common ground on the greenbelt
Beefing Up Home Security
With residential break-ins on the rise, here are today’s most effective ways to keep burglars away from your door
Breaking New Ground
With smart planning, attention to detail, and patience, Eichlers show they can be rebuilt with their original flair