Features

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
Let the Sun Shine in
Best bets for new skylights: bringing greater light, ventilation, energy efficiency and views to your home
This Kitchen Does It All
CA-Modern 'Best Kitchen Remodel Contest' winners the Cissons continue to be inspired by an inventive design
New Faces for Old Roofs
How evolving technology and new code requirements are adding years to the life of the roof over your head
Going Wild!
Fantasy and function combine to create 12 modern homes that are out of this world
Magical Modern Tradition
Nostalgia and emotion move grandson to keep alive his family's mid-century Christmas tree creation
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
Power Up
As your home's electrical demands climb, its aging original system edges deeper into the danger zone
Catnip for Connoisseurs
Living a dream incognito, hard-working El Gato Gomez churns out art for those who like things sleek and stylish
Jewelry of Our Times
San Francisco artist Margaret De Patta turned ornament into wearable modern sculpture
Return of the Butterflies
After years of hibernation following their mid-century boom, butterfly roofs are spreading their wings once again
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
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Menlomorphosis
In the midst of teardowns and imposing, new homes, Menlo Park’s Eichler owners still manage to cherish living modern
Paradise Found
10 ways to live it up in the exotic world of tiki California