On the Homefront

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

Holiday Hauntings
Pick the perfect pumpkin—and then dive into our spooky new Fall '22 CA-Modern
Living the Lush Life of Luxury
Dream for sale—imagine being in a serene, mid-century Zen paradise in Beverly Hills
Amazing Berkeley Compound
Four residences with history galore for sale—MCM artist colony with spectacular views
From Book to New Audiobook
Gifted narrator gives chock-full-of-Eichler Reflections from a Glass House a refresh
Burlingame Eichler with History
First time on market—all-original, lifetime residence of Eichler staffer Jonas Harschel
Mountain Majesty in Montclair
For sale—luxurious MCM treetop haven in the Oakland Hills with world-class views
Lukens House Resurrected
Long abandoned, Raphael Soriano's SoCal gem rises like a phoenix—and now for sale
Navigating the World of ADUs
Two design pros lay out helpful tips for building a ‘successful’ backyard dwelling
Charmer in Manhattan Beach
Authenticity, organic simplicity highlights of architect John O’Donnell’s family home
Modesto 'Time Capsule'
Architectural home 'in its original glory' entices with rare features, $615K price tag
Ice Buckets A-Go-Go
With summer in high gear, let's chill with refreshments…cooled with modern flair
Pacific Palisades 'Paradise'
SoCal mid-century modern retreat reaches market for first time ever since 1958 debut
MCM Oasis in Belvedere
Rarity—one of architect Joseph Esherick's 'people-friendly' house designs hits market
New CA-Modern Has Arrived
Summer '22 issue is a joyride along Eichler streets with art, culture and Wienermobiles
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