On the Homefront

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

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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
Welcome to the Network…
Lehmann Radiant Heating warms Marin's Eichler homes with 75 years of local roots
Tiny but Terrific in 'Paradise'
Award-winning Sea Ranch condo boasts incomparable design, oceanfront views
Return of the 'Forgotten Frey'
Much-ballyhooed desert restoration is back on the market with a $500K price tag slash
Party 'round the Pandemic
Restrictions on 2020 holiday get-togethers compel families and friends to get creative
MCM Desert Icon Hits Market
$25M sought for Neutra's Kaufmann House—restored, immortalized by historic photos
MCM Rarity a Market Sparkler
$699K pristine beauty by late Burlingame architect Robert Blunk a Stockton anomaly
Cheer in a Problematic Year
CA-Modern invites you to escape dreary 2020 by taking in new issue's upbeat spin
Storytellers of the Lens
New CA-Modern story delves into the muse behind today's architectural photographers
Too Cool for School
Berkeley home not far from campus wows with classic MCM looks—and a mystery too
Forgotten Designer's MCM Gem
Well-kept-secret of a home from architect of government buildings and courthouses
Roger Lee with Flavor Galore
MCM architect's house for sale in Berkeley Hills a scrumptious treat on two tasty levels
MCM Gem by Any Name
Revered Bay modernist Henry Hill may be tied to Marin estate—a beauty regardless
Marin Eye Candy…for $29M!
But it does have a striking modern design, waterfront setting and landscaping so lush
Her Stamp So Profound
San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa's striking sculptures honored with new USPS stamps
SoCal Home's 'Tale to Tell'
Marvelous MCM—designed by untrained teen, showcased by famed photographer