On the Homefront

Breaking stories on home improvement and real estate tied to our communities

Spared from Wrecking Ball
Neutra, Schindler houses find new life via restoration—and L.A. Conservancy awards
Rare 'Roger Lee' Hits Market
Architect Lee's award-winning two-story home in Kensington slated for open house
Lone Star State Goes Modern
Texas—not California—setting for 29-home new MCM neighborhood 'Starlight Village'
Keep It Simple with Tile Too
CA-Modern story lays out expert advice on tile projects in mid-century modern homes
Modernist Hotel Up for Sale
Palm Springs' 1947 Hideaway—designed by a 'mystery man of mid-century modern'
Allergies Are in the Air!
New CA-Modern story looks at your home as a lively breeding ground for allergens
Know What You Want!
Eichler real estate specialist offers advice for finding yourself the right modern home
Diamonds in the Rough
As prices hit $2M, S.F.’s Diamond Heights Eichlers are rising to shine—one at a time
House of Questions
"What are the challenges in designing and planting a garden when water is limited?"
Expertise at Your Fingertips
New Home Maintenance Directory rolls out 100 companies that know modern homes
Share Your Pain with Us
CA-Modern magazine seeks readers' tales of remodeling woe and regret for new story
Pristine Desert-Steel Celebrity
Restored Wexler house—tract’s one of only seven ever built—hits Palm Springs market
Wham, Bam—Love that Lam'
Retro Renovation teams with Wilsonart for a line of 'boomerang' countertop laminates
Two Eras of FLWright Design
Master’s Sturges and Lykes Houses come to market together—one of them by auction
Warmly Wrapped Aluminum
Rare home—and in impeccable condition—by architect Raphael Soriano on the market
Tripping the Light Moderne
CA-Modern product report sheds light on choice ‘period-appropriate’ outdoor lamps
Endangered Species for Sale
Its hilltop setting so scenic, this unusual mid-century home’s future may be at stake
Retro-Ho-Ho Christmas Cards
Fledgling company mines images of MCM homes and living for holiday card designs
Holiday Glow over Hollywood
Modern Christmas Tree entrepreneur takes his unique design to renowned Stahl House
Your Flat Roof Vs. El Niño
Roofing experts offer timely tips to inspect and prep your roof for the wet winter ahead