On the Homefront

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

Unique 'Masterpiece' for Sale
Architect Ernest Born’s MCM 'dream home' bordering oceanfront S.F. asking $8 million
Real Cool, Ghoul!
Cast of zombies, witches & monsters with mid-century modern flair haunt the internet
Loma Prieta 30th Anniversary
CA-Modern story ponders what steps to take before the Bay's next big earthquake
'Modernist Refugees' Repent
CA-Modern story traces 'flight paths' away from the Bay to affordable modern living
2019 Directory Still Available
Network to expand service company roster for its 2020 Home Maintenance Directory
Cold Is Not Fun
Your Eichler radiant heat deserves a timely check-up to avoid winter heating hardship
Taking a U-Turn on Neutra
Facing lawsuits, San Francisco planners rescind order to rebuild demolished home
SFO Showcase Extended
Fascinating exhibition at airport museum celebrates design, style of 1950s products
2019 'Architecture + the City'
September AIA-SF festival comes alive as annual tour spotlights five home remodels
Iconic Sea Ranch Retreat
For sale—original 'Binker Barn' designed by MLTW and now on the National Register
Fawcett House of Los Banos
FLWright's design on valley farmland gets first-hand expertise in awarded restoration
Case of the Gutted Landmark
Historic 'Case Study' house is stripped to its bones over apparent foundation issues
A-Frame Evokes New Frontier
Unusual modern design and great location among Woodside listing’s myriad assets
$16M View…and Much More
Carmel home by Gregory Ain set at one of California’s most iconic coastal locations
California Dreaming
Summer ’19 CA-Modern offers the season’s perspective on a dreamboat of varied topics
Entryway to Modern Style
New CA-Modern story opens the door to 'crowning touch' hardware for MCM homes
Bargain of the Year?
Fully restored, small home by underrated Rudolph Schindler gets a modest price tag
Pogo to Go-Go
Will the Bay Area ‘spring’ for home-to-work transportation on mid-century pogo sticks?
Iconic Property Repurposed
Cliff May, Thomas Church design of former Sunset mag offices carries on unharmed
'Echo' of 1960s Los Angeles
Laurel Canyon rock musicians subject of new film as "chefs of a remarkable stew"