Features

Research Trumps Rumor
Why it matters that Steve Jobs' 'likeler' is no Eichler
It Came from Outer Space
Fear and loathing and saucers from Mars: sci-fi at the movies in mid-century America
Art Goes to Pieces
Countless tiny shards speak a language of their own as a new mosaic resurgence takes hold
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
'Smart Homes' for the Average Joe
Home automation used to be for the wealthy—but not anymore
City on a Hill
Joe Eichler’s tower and co-op at San Francisco’s Laguna Heights are holding up well 50 years after their debut as model neighborhoods
The Box that Rocks
With its soaring sound and mesmerizing glow, nothing brings people together faster—even today—than a jukebox full of records
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento
Décor at the Core
Accentuating what's unique about your modern home and the people living in it
Cliff May's 'Hacienda Modern'
Hardly a mainstream modernist, Cliff May made rustic-looking homes as modern as they come
Eichler Tract a Class Act
Twenty enthusiastic high schoolers team up with the Los Angeles Conservancy to keep alive suburbia's modern architectural heritage
Saving the '60s
Preservationists embrace the Age of Aquarius as more and more mid-century modern architecture crosses the 50-year threshold
Bill Krisel Interview
Architect Bill Krisel talks about the Alexanders of Palm Springs and building San Fernando Valley
Kaufmann House
By saving Neutra's Kaufmann house, its owners helped to spur Palm Springs' modern revival
Swiss Misses
Amid mystery and misgivings, the chalet-like Swiss Miss homes have fans soaring with affection
Wexler's Palm Springs Steel
Dreaming in steel: Palm Springs' tiny enclave of seven modern steel homes is a desert landmark.
Jim San Jule: Tireless Crusader
Eichler Homes’ original marketing director worked hard and passionately so others could live well
The Body Beautiful
Two jewelry designers, their ‘wearable art from the heart’ and an ambitious show built on California mid-century modern
First Impressions, Simple Statements
Renewing garage and entry doors with neighborly good looks and in line with the modern streetscape aesthetic
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court