On the Homefront

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

Lautner's Own Home for Sale
Striking Silver Lake design was the master architect's only house ever built for himself
Sure Cure for Stir Crazy?
New spring issue of CA-Modern provides fresh perspectives, welcome distractions
Planted for Spring
New CA-Modern story offers useful tips for MCM-friendly houseplants and placement
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