On the Homefront

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

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
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