On the Homefront

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

Fawcett House of Los Banos
FLWright's design on valley farmland gets first-hand expertise in awarded restoration
Case of the Gutted Landmark
Historic 'Case Study' house is stripped to its bones over apparent foundation issues
A-Frame Evokes New Frontier
Unusual modern design and great location among Woodside listing’s myriad assets
$16M View…and Much More
Carmel home by Gregory Ain set at one of California’s most iconic coastal locations
California Dreaming
Summer ’19 CA-Modern offers the season’s perspective on a dreamboat of varied topics
Entryway to Modern Style
New CA-Modern story opens the door to 'crowning touch' hardware for MCM homes
Bargain of the Year?
Fully restored, small home by underrated Rudolph Schindler gets a modest price tag
Pogo to Go-Go
Will the Bay Area ‘spring’ for home-to-work transportation on mid-century pogo sticks?
Iconic Property Repurposed
Cliff May, Thomas Church design of former Sunset mag offices carries on unharmed
'Echo' of 1960s Los Angeles
Laurel Canyon rock musicians subject of new film as "chefs of a remarkable stew"
Phoenix Home Rising
Streamline modern structure of steel helps family recover from loss in North Bay fires
A Beast at Bay
Delay in sweeping legislation, landmarking of a Neutra give MCM preservationists hope
Canine 'Calling Card' Woes
Dog owners and their neighbors square off about meeting nature’s call on front lawns
Gem of the Canyon
Award-winning remodel of beautiful MCM home hits market with resort-style appeal
'Historic' Carter Sparks' Tour
Six homes by legendary MCM architect headline Sacramento Modern tour June 1
Preservation Zones at Risk?
After many revisions to unpopular SB 50, compromise for housing bill may be near
Home Tours North and South
Two May Eichler home tours—for Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Orange—get set to open doors
'Artful' Spring '19 CA-Modern
New magazine issue takes a look at artists, metalsmiths and—of course—architects
Heroes in Need of Friends
CA-Modern story pays homage to a dozen endangered mid-century modern buildings
Born into Mid-century Modern
S.F. native celebrates genre with activism, self-published books, even playing cards