Southern California

Palm Springs’ Week to Shine
Tours, exhibits, parties and lectures turn Modernism Week into worldwide attraction
Desert Modern as Video Stars
New film takes fans of modern architecture to Palm Springs’ loveliest Alexander 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
Plastic Fantastic Living
Disneyland's spectacular 'Monsanto House of the Future' combined science, showmanship and dreams
Breaking New Ground
With smart planning, attention to detail, and patience, Eichlers show they can be rebuilt with their original flair
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
Little Gem with History
Caressed by hills and a pleasant ocean breeze, little-known Niguel West glories in its modern roots
House as Cinema Star
Enticing Hollywood with light, openness and style, modern homes have become faves for TV and movie shoots
Cleaning Up Your Act
Professional organizers share strategies for home decluttering that lighten the load on mood and health
Hit the Road
Hot-spot stops for time travelers on a California road-trip getaway
Lauan's Lost Love
Eichler Homes' original walls of mahogany paneling—once glowing in every home—are hopelessly fading out of sight
"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
Grand Guru of Clay
Once one of Los Angeles' top mid-century artists—and then forgotten—Raul Angulo Coronel looks back with newfound fame