On the Homefront

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

Rise of the Aluminum Slider
New CA-Modern story traces how WW II technology transformed the sliding door
Batten Down the Hatches!
With El Niño rains waiting in the wings, the time is now to tackle your outdoor projects
House of Questions
"To upgrade our Eichler's insulation, what is the smartest way to spend our money?"
Man from Redneck Modern
Popular blogger chronicles the renovation of his Concord Eichler—but not for profit
'King of the Round House'
One of six circular houses by mid-century architect Leon Meyer is on East Bay market
All Their World's a Stage
East Bay Eichler owners turn a hobby into a joint venture staging modern real estate
Front Door's Crowning Touch
SoCal Eichler owner's 'well-kept secret'—creating authentic Eichler door hardware
Houseful of Eichler History
Exquisite home of late Eichler staffer Matt Kahn hits Stanford market—for faculty only
MCM Gem with 'Wow' Power
Tastefully restored stunner by unsung local architect Russell Barnecut on Marin market
House of Questions
"What can I do to maintain the integrity of my Eichler's exterior siding and extend its life?"
Two Neutra Homes Winners!
Restorations of his SoCal house designs among LA Conservancy award honorees
From England with Love
British couple thrives on blogging about their Sacramento Eichler’s DIY renovation
Laudable Lautners Languish?
Two of visionary architect's classic homes still hang on the market—for eight figures!
In with the New…and the Old
Design pro revisits key mid-century themes tied to new CA-Modern landscaping story
Neighborhood Building Blocks
How family's tasteful Eichler re-do brings appreciation to Burlingame's Mills Estates
Frank and Bing Digs for Sale
Sinatra and Crosby party pads go head to head with big price tags on SoCal market
Garage Doors with Integrity
Keep your original garage doors—repair and automation are easier than you think
House of Questions
"How can we add on to our Eichler without losing the aesthetic or friends around us?"
Sold!—a Modern Masterpiece
Frank Lloyd Wright's 'textile block' Storer House of Hollywood fetches record price
What Color is Your Eichler?
It's best to keep things simple and earthy for your home's next exterior paint project