On the Homefront

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

Hazards Await Cats Outdoors
Warmer, drier weather and mating season put your feline housemates at greater risk
Custom Carter Sparks Rarity
Architect of the Strengs gets spotlight with one-off design along the American River
'Vaccine' for Spring Boredom
New Spring '21 CA-Modern is headed your way with sustaining, insightful diversions
Do You Believe in Magic?
CA-Modern article celebrates atriums and plants that make them enchanting spaces
Bull Unleashed in San Mateo
‘Hyper-priced market’ cited as shockwaves trail first-ever $3M Highlands Eichler sale
Welcome to the Network…
Strong Cabinetry carries on 40-year tradition with a renewed focus on the Eichler market
Mulholland Drive Modern
Design by 'Case Study' designer Rodney Walker boasts choice update and location
First Time Ever for Sale
One-time dream home in Saratoga boasts desirable siting, enviable modern design
Detectors Do Save Lives
Requirements—if not knowledge—abound to protect against fire, carbon monoxide
Eichler Expertise Abounds
New 'Home Maintenance Directory' offers service pros who know and love Eichlers
Striking East Bay Eyeful
Quick sale predicted for reasonably priced MCM gem in Oakland's Redwood Heights
Belvedere Bayside Beauty
Opulent modernist project strives to blend with its choice private-beach Marin location
Sharp House, Sweet 'Hood
Sleeper of a listing offers impeccable MCM by unsung architect in unique LA environs
Pair of SoCal Hilltop Pearls
Bundling two MCM prizes into one—plus remarkable backstories and rich legacies
Mendo Mod's Market Metric
Beautiful home, Paul Tay design, splendid views, beach access—but it lingers for sale
Prescription: Literary Relief
New winter '21 CA-Modern offers upbeat diversions from the serious woes of 2020
'Beaming Up' for a New Year
Winter '21 CA-Modern offers expertise for maintaining your post-and-beam integrity
'Honeymoon Hideaway' Fate
Famous Alexander desert home finally has new owner after four years of price slashes
Tripping the Light Pandemic
NorCal's spectacular holiday celebrations, driving tours and socially distanced strolls
Effects of New Law Debated
Californians continue to modify property 'tax revolt' of 1970s with Prop. 19 passage