Features

Going Wild!
Fantasy and function combine to create 12 modern homes that are out of this world
New Faces for Old Roofs
How evolving technology and new code requirements are adding years to the life of the roof over your head
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
Where's that Freakin' Leak?
How the burning question is best answered by today's ultra-sensitive leak detection equipment and its evolving technology
Melting the Mystique
Anshen and Allen's 1950s modern designs for an Eichler competitor unlock the mystery at Sunnyvale's Gavello Glen
Seamless Flow To and Fro
Reaching into the past to capture a mindset inherent in postwar modern gardens
On the Threshold of Discovery
When the aluminum sliding glass door made its groundbreaking debut—then ushered in the classic look of mid-century modern
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
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Power Up
As your home's electrical demands climb, its aging original system edges deeper into the danger zone
Jewelry of Our Times
San Francisco artist Margaret De Patta turned ornament into wearable modern sculpture
Menlomorphosis
In the midst of teardowns and imposing, new homes, Menlo Park’s Eichler owners still manage to cherish living modern
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
Return of the Butterflies
After years of hibernation following their mid-century boom, butterfly roofs are spreading their wings once again
Catnip for Connoisseurs
Living a dream incognito, hard-working El Gato Gomez churns out art for those who like things sleek and stylish
Plastic Fantastic Living
Disneyland's spectacular 'Monsanto House of the Future' combined science, showmanship and dreams