On the Homefront

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

Wild 'Cruise Ship' of a Home
Lake Arrowhead palace seeks to set price record despite retro 'Austin Powers' décor
Return of the Wolff House
Unusual Hollywood Hills home designed by architect John Lautner back on market
Circular Gem in Slow Market
Striking Bay Modernesque home by Daniel Liebermann in Berkeley Hills underpriced?
Welcome to the Network…
Award-winning Eisenmann Architecture and its multicultural approach for Eichler design
Eichler Tract Gets Prepared
Smart start for community safety—as good neighbor hosts 'disaster specialist' meetup
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
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