Sacramento

Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Paths to Pleasure
In bike-friendly, eco-conscious North Davis, a neighborhood of 200 Streng homes finds common ground on the greenbelt
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes today continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places
Carter Sparks Magic
Drama, humor, and exoticism meld with redwood warmth for architect's quirky brand of modernism
Renewing River City Commons - South Natomas, Sacramento
Homeowner pride mounts as locals spiff up once-scruffy Strengs of River City Commons
Custom Carter Sparks
Apart from his Streng designs, architect Sparks wowed his custom clients with drama and intrigue
The Streng 'Atrium'
Transforming Eichler's atrium vision into 'Streng magic' under the hot Sacramento sun
Profile: The Dark Family
Dark family bridges generations by carrying on their Streng-to-Eichler modern lifestyle
Meet Bill Streng
Three decades one of his own best customers, Bill still lives 'Streng modern' with a passion
John Siler's Touch
With bright colors and quirky details, this designer's Streng is an intriguing 'idea house'
Meet Jim Streng
Proud builder and straight-talking politician, Jim Streng still keeps an eye on his town
Modern Gardening: Rooted in Chinese Culture
Chi-minded gardening dynamo turns her Davis Streng home into a tranquil healing haven