On the Homefront

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

Taking It to the Sidewalks
Eichler tract joins others around the U.S. sending positive vibes during the pandemic
Social Distancing MCM-Style
Simple antidotes to going stir crazy while in isolation abound if you know where to look
The Book of 'Homo Eichlerus'
Network's new '2020 Maintenance Directory' a must for homeowners of the MCM species
Welcome to the Network…
Growing up in an Eichler helped shape the life and real estate career of Nicole Collins
Must be the Season of Neutra
Two of master architect’s most celebrated homes join a third on Los Angeles market
Neutra Hooks Up with Nature
Modest Taylor House feasts on mountain preserve as its sheltered canyon viewshed
Glow from the Soul
Retired architect perfects his technique for maintaining Eichler lauan interior paneling
Erosion of a Legend?
Impending closure of architectural school founded by FLWright dismays modernists
From Modern to More Modern
Oakland Museum of California plumbs its mid-century design roots in $15M remodel
Master Architect, Desert Gem
Restored Albert Frey a modern exception in one of Palm Springs' oldest neighborhoods
Strong Market…Right Now
Experts differ on price stability—but agree Eichlers are a hot commodity to begin 2020
Cool, Cool Colors of Winter
New Winter '20 CA-Modern brings together a kaleidoscope of new stories and designs
Noir Nights of San Francisco
CA-Modern explores why so many classics of the film genre were staged by the Bay
Shine a Light on the Modern
Stories in new Winter CA-Modern spotlight the finest in MCM-style lamps and shades
It’s a Wonderful Season
Scores of holiday-themed activities warm the Bay—from radio plays to outdoor ice
Neutra Legacy in Photos
Neutra Institute to host exhibition in wake of passing of MCM champion Dion Neutra
Wild 'Cruise Ship' of a Home
Lake Arrowhead palace seeks to set price record despite retro 'Austin Powers' décor
Return of the Wolff House
Unusual Hollywood Hills home designed by architect John Lautner back on market
Circular Gem in Slow Market
Striking Bay Modernesque home by Daniel Liebermann in Berkeley Hills underpriced?
Welcome to the Network…
Award-winning Eisenmann Architecture and its multicultural approach for Eichler design