Features

Sweet Sixteen
Neighbors build friendships and retain a distinctive rural feeling along Monte Sereno’s tranquil Eichler cul-de-sac
Dreamscapes of Elegance
Charles Schridde and the mid-century ad men of Motorola—staging the greatest modern homes the world has never seen
Dazed & Confused
Inflamed Eichler owners and remodeling pros alike facing a quagmire over California’s Title 24 building regulations
Why Wait 'til It's Too Late?
Staving off threatening neighborhood changes—before the inevitable wakeup call hits home
Hillside to the Stars
San Mateo Highlands—where Eichler’s largest tract turns longtime neighbors into lifetime friends
Destiny’s Calling
From Matisse to mid-century modern—East Bay painter Fernando Reyes wows fans with his joyous abstractions
At Home with the Eichlers
Tracing the revealing story behind Joe and Lillian’s 50 years living in 14 different places around the Bay
Walls that Sing
How lively accent panels awaken whitewashed and damaged interiors with renewed personality
CollectorMANIA
How the thrill of the hunt for mid-century paraphernalia moves collectors to put a personal stamp on their homes
Blocks of Beauty
When stylish concrete walls of myriad patterns exploded into the mid-century’s popular culture
Everyday Art
‘Low brow’ flirts with high times and MCM for the paintings of San Francisco rising talent Emily Fromm
Showtime in the Ozone
After thousands of its kind have fallen away, the drive-in theater yearns for a renaissance
Harmony in the Hills
Oakland Eichlers’ historic charm inspiration for us all
Staged for Living
Enhancing interior design aptitude to make your home look as special as it really is
Jewels of the Earth
Moved by the natural world, Bay Area artist Milton Cavagnaro nurtured his creative spirit with painting, jewelry and the landscape
Learning from the Land
Obie Bowman’s warm, homey houses grow from their sites—and from their designer’s fanciful imagination
Pride Runs Deep
‘Eichler Homes of Saratoga’—an enclave where appreciation and respect have never gone away
Aura of the Era
Coolest of the cool television sets from the mid-century eye a cozy comeback stage inside today’s modern homes
Light as a Stone in Flight
South Bay sculptor Ken Matsumoto evokes nature and man in an earthy, Zen-like aesthetic
8 Great Modern Masters
Mid-century architects of Southern California who pioneered an international movement