Sacramento

Modern Architecture: Pyramid Power
Swayed by their architect to go New Age, Streng brothers have a cosmic energy fling
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Bike Town Charm: University Estates - Davis
Attention to function, not fashion, helps to preserve the Davis neighborhood's 400 Strengs
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
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
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Paths to Pleasure
In bike-friendly, eco-conscious North Davis, a neighborhood of 200 Streng homes finds common ground on the greenbelt
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
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
"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