On the Homefront

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

Oh! It's 'Gingerbread Modern'
'Architecture meets gingerbread' for eight miniatures inspired by mid-century modern
Magical Merriment
From frosty ice-skating chalets to luminous lighting displays—'tis the holiday season
Barbie's Eichler 'Dreamhouse'
Moved by 'Barbie' movie, San Jose couple brings smiles to the neighborhood—in pink
Carefree, Modern Dining
Spice things up for the holidays with a set of dinnerware inspired by the mid-century
A.Q. Jones' 'Floating Pavilion'
One of Eichler architect's early designs for sale in the Crestwood Hills 'modern utopia'
Neutra Gem Seeks Steward
Architect's "gloriously untouched" Hinds house for sale for the first time in 63 years
Brubeck's Modern Marvel
Jazz icon's famed Oakland Hills steel 'tree house' on market for first time since 1974
Happy Halloween Haunts
How the best in creativity and imagination spark annual Eichler Halloween traditions
Keeping Home Fires Burning
New CA-Modern story poses the question: Has our in-slab radiant heating ‘aged out’?
Greenmeadow Strikes Gold
A National Register tract, these Palo Alto Eichlers are 'All In' preserving 'community'
CA-Modern takes its final bow
After 18 years, Network's print magazine set for a transition with new fall '23 issue
Rebirth of S.F.'s 'Cliff House'
Two fires, great change mark its history— but the grand, alluring structure carries on
Portal to a Mayhew Original
1958 Raphel House by architect Clarence Mayhew hits market in the Oakland Hills
CB2 Line Honors Ackermans
Acclaimed MCM artists Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman join retailer's 'Design Legends'
Double Dose of Touring Fun
Walnut Creek, San Mateo Eichlers hosting two home-tour events over the next month
San Francisco Streets Aglow
For those curious about the City's neon signs, 'Neon Speaks 2023' fest has it all
'Flower' Power
1970s 'Flower House' shows off precision geometry topped by alluring all-steel petals
'Bay Regional' East Bay Gem
Myra Brocchini designed this Berkeley beauty for her parents in the early '60s
MCM Looker in Livermore
Maenchen House in East Bay beckons with one-owner originality, outstanding design
Captivating at Every Turn
Architect Howard Morgridge's tour de force Pasadena home is sparkling on the market