On the Homefront

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

Deep Dive into Mini-Splits
New summer CA-Modern's in-depth look at the popular air conditioning alternative
New Film with Lots of Eichler!
Filmmaker's own SoCal MCM is the setting for supernatural thriller with a modern twist
Mini A/C that Beats the Heat
For 'cool' comfort in a pinch, portable and personal air conditioning may do the trick
Crown Jewel of City's Skyline
Penthouses rich with provenance listed for sale at Joe Eichler's 32-story Summit tower
Atherton FLW Seeks Steward
Wright-designed Mathews House for sale—a lovely 'Zen space with sacred feeling'
Treasure in Tiburon…for Sale
Bayside custom Roger Lee design unveiled—captivating charmer with gorgeous views
House of Questions
"We want to install custom cabinets in our Eichler…where should we start?"
California Modern Mystique
Lafayette home by John Hans Ostwald has attractive modern styling, dramatic views
Teeming with Mother Nature
Retreat by architect David Hyun hits market —an immersive indoor-outdoor experience
Glass House on a Cliff
For sale: Mickey Muennig 'mystical design' with 30 acres of nature, Big Sur ocean view
House of Questions
"Is safety and security film a practical option for Eichler windows?"
Welcome, Spring 2022!
Spring is here—and along with it, the new CA-Modern issue bursting with creativity
Primo Paint Colors for Eichlers
New CA-Modern offers tips, Eichler-friendly color choices for your next painting project
'Pivotal Achievement' for Sale
Lloyd Wright's historic Derby House shows off the architect's penchant for high drama
Breathtaking Views in the City
Mid-century architecture and beauty blend in this rustic S.F. design by Ward Thomas
Home that Celebrates Nature
Walter Thomas Brooks' 'Devere Pyramid' hits market—an East Bay sight to behold
A Lifetime of Stories to Tell
Contented original owners to pass along 'untouched' custom Henry Hester design
Cover-to-Cover Coverage
Eichler Network's 2022 Home Maintenance Directory makes life today a little bit easier
Captivating Imaginations
Natural beauty abounds in lovingly crafted East Bay home by architect Hal Thiederman
Two architects, two homes
Neutra-involved architectural oasis hits the market—it’s more than what meets the eye