Features

Forgotten by the Bay
In Foster City, curving streets, lagoons and a mixed bag of housing conceal the commonality shared by 200 Eichler homes
Roaring Back
Once lost, then found—how mid-century modern caught fire and raged on as today’s red-hot revival
Pride and Joy
Boosting your enjoyment of life—and the value of your real estate too—through smart home improvement
8 Great Modern Masters
Mid-century architects whose efforts gave Northern California its characteristic look and meaning
Morepark on the Move
Inside San Jose’s earliest Eichler development—where enthusiastic newcomers turn to the past for inspiration
Lauan's Lost Love
Eichler Homes' original walls of mahogany paneling—once glowing in every home—are hopelessly fading out of sight
King of the Flat-tops
Bay Area legend Earl 'Flat Top' Smith built 25,000 low-cost homes for the working class—and influenced Joe Eichler along the way
Reroofing's Multiple Choices
Favor energy-efficient cool-roof systems, stylistic consistency and a quality installer
Music in the Air
The Monterey Jazz Festival and its mid-century rise to glory
Grand Guru of Clay
Once one of Los Angeles' top mid-century artists—and then forgotten—Raul Angulo Coronel looks back with newfound fame
Welcome to Paradise
Eichlers of Los Altos' Fallen Leaf Park turn to historic designation to keep their world tranquil and pristine
Cleaning Up Your Act
Professional organizers share strategies for home decluttering that lighten the load on mood and health
House as Cinema Star
Enticing Hollywood with light, openness and style, modern homes have become faves for TV and movie shoots
Meet the Mackays
With houses designed by Anshen and Allen, Eichler rival Mackay Homes and its MCM neighborhoods are winning new fans today
Once Upon a Dream
Affordable housing on the edge of Palo Alto—behind the 'utopian vision' of architect Joe Stein
Hit the Road
Hot-spot stops for time travelers on a California road-trip getaway
Tile with Style
Designer tips that bring a fresh, eye-catching face to showers and backsplashes
Collage: the Ultimate Remix
California artists—and their creations—reveal how the simple art of collage speaks forcefully to people today
Experiment in Innovation
The late, great Eichler designs of architect Claude Oakland
"Why Not Just Tear It Down?"
Reckoning with the 'teardown point of view'—as neighborhoods erode and homes are going, going, gone