Features

Aged in Comfort
Carrying on Eichler living into the golden years with independence and satisfaction
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
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
Music in the Air
The Monterey Jazz Festival and its mid-century rise to glory
Grand Guru of Clay
Once one of Los Angeles' top mid-century artists—and then forgotten—Raul Angulo Coronel looks back with newfound fame
Welcome to Paradise
Eichlers of Los Altos' Fallen Leaf Park turn to historic designation to keep their world tranquil and pristine
Cleaning Up Your Act
Professional organizers share strategies for home decluttering that lighten the load on mood and health
House as Cinema Star
Enticing Hollywood with light, openness and style, modern homes have become faves for TV and movie shoots
Meet the Mackays
With houses designed by Anshen and Allen, Eichler rival Mackay Homes and its MCM neighborhoods are winning new fans today
Once Upon a Dream
Affordable housing on the edge of Palo Alto—behind the 'utopian vision' of architect Joe Stein
Hit the Road
Hot-spot stops for time travelers on a California road-trip getaway