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Catnip for Connoisseurs
Living a dream incognito, hard-working El Gato Gomez churns out art for those who like things sleek and stylish
Hillside Haven
For 100 Eichler owners, the good life is low-key living with big-time views high in the hills of Burlingame's Mills Estates
Breaking New Ground
With smart planning, attention to detail, and patience, Eichlers show they can be rebuilt with their original flair
Road to Bohemia
From Sausalito to Big Sur—California's free-spirited artists of the mid-century created magical worlds on a troubled planet
Mogie Modern
Exploring the hidden San Mateo cul-de-sac where creative but unheralded architect Mogens Mogensen left a lasting mark
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
Power Up
As your home's electrical demands climb, its aging original system edges deeper into the danger zone
Plastic Fantastic Living
Disneyland's spectacular 'Monsanto House of the Future' combined science, showmanship and dreams
Return of the Butterflies
After years of hibernation following their mid-century boom, butterfly roofs are spreading their wings once again
Home of the Friendly Bargain
After decades of obscurity, the spirited Eichlers of Concord are looking up—in the face of Mount Diablo's looming peaks
Jewelry of Our Times
San Francisco artist Margaret De Patta turned ornament into wearable modern sculpture
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Paradise Found
10 ways to live it up in the exotic world of tiki California
Makeover Challenge
Four 'Best Kitchen' competition finalists showcase our readers' most beautiful, functional and modern kitchens
His Royal Hipness
When verbal jazzman Lord Buckley held court— wailing away way-out humor with a touch of the divine
Miles of Tile
From natural to high-tech, here's our roundup of the best flooring options for your next home makeover
Modern Living Goes to School
Stanford is an Eichler museum—homes from every phase of Joe Eichler’s career
Distinguished at Every Curve
AIA's first African-American, pioneer Paul R. Williams was the 'architect to the stars' who mastered mid-century modern
Ditching the Old Flame
In-the-know guide to upgrading your tired original radiant-heat boiler with today's super-efficiency performers