On the Homefront

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

Spitting Image of an Eichler
Young Boise, Idaho family fulfills a dream building a new mid-century modern home
Ultimate Eco-Friendly Eichler
New video documents Sunnyvale's Geoff and Bev Ainscow's study in sustainability
Restore, Rehab, Refurbish?
What's the term that defines that new home improvement project you've got planned?
Welcome to the New Year
Something new from CA-Modern magazine too—with the arrival of our Winter '22 issue
Lamps to Light Up Your Life
CA-Modern's new Winter '22 issue shines a light on floor lamps with a modern touch
Awaken to Xmas Morn 1960
Unforgettable MCM that was transformed into a glowing holiday delight of yesteryear
Dazzling Displays Around Bay
Holiday season ushers in twinkling lights, drive-thru light shows and new traditions
Dreamy with Postwar Pizzazz
SoCal MCM shines anew following owners' period-sensitive renewal of its 1960 kitchen
BreezyBlock Rocks
Palm Springs-based company hits market with eight new MCM screen block designs
From 'Restoration' to Market
Architect Jack Corey's 1954 Sierra Madre home shines following HabHouse renewal
Donald Wexler Home Honored
Late architect's original residence in Palm Springs headed for double historic status
The House that Love Built
New book details siblings' true-to-life tales of growing up in world-famous Stahl House
'Cats of Brutalism' Goes Wild!
Fetching felines give Brutalist architecture second chance with flirtatious poses galore
A-frame 'Dream Come True'
Charming, rustic '60s flashback—vacation home with true mid-century modern spirit
Ushering in the Holidays
CA-Modern Fall '21 issue is the cat's meow—purrfectly timed cover by illustrator Shag
Warming without the Blaze
New CA-Modern story takes the fireplace from flaming hearth to personal art gallery
Busting thru $2 Million Barrier
East Bay Eichlers break record with $2.1M sale—then quickly do it again with $2.6+M
Laminates that 'Retrofy' DIY
Restoring countertops to period perfection with exciting mid-century surface designs
For the Love of Lautner
Unsung Fischer house by architect John Lautner now on TLC restoration odyssey
Retro Wallpaper Wizardry
New authentic mid-century designs stage a comeback with fine art and unique style