Southern California

Distinguished at Every Curve
AIA's first African-American, pioneer Paul R. Williams was the 'architect to the stars' who mastered mid-century modern
Desert Modern as Video Stars
New film takes fans of modern architecture to Palm Springs’ loveliest Alexander homes
Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Breaking the Rules
Battling outmoded thinking, architect A. Quincy Jones sought superior design through progressive and even daring plans for 'total communities'
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
Return of the Butterflies
After years of hibernation following their mid-century boom, butterfly roofs are spreading their wings once again
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Breaking New Ground
With smart planning, attention to detail, and patience, Eichlers show they can be rebuilt with their original flair
Little Gem with History
Caressed by hills and a pleasant ocean breeze, little-known Niguel West glories in its modern roots
National Register No-show
It's the tenth anniversary for the two Eichler neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places—but no others have joined them
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
"Why Not Just Tear It Down?"
Reckoning with the 'teardown point of view'—as neighborhoods erode and homes are going, going, gone
Experiment in Innovation
The late, great Eichler designs of architect Claude Oakland