On the Homefront

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

Who’ll Build ‘Dream House’?
Amazing cantilevered steel-and-glass home in wild video is yours for a mere $53 million
Dessert Served in San Rafael
Saturday May 19 ‘Marin Eichler Home Tour’ to show off 12 Eichler homes—all day long!
May Packed with Home Tours
Open houses for May 5, 6, 12, 19 feature modern design in every corner of the Bay
Mystery of a ‘Neglected Gem’
Rare modern home by trailblazing architect Paul Williams sits on shelf in Inland Empire
Esherick's East Bay Jewel
Rare home by celebrated Bay Modernist boasts sensational views, woodsy perch
Our Homes: Staged for Living
San Jose Eichler owner explores strategies for staging interiors in new CA-Modern ish
Under the Spell of Overstreet
Architect didn’t build many homes, but his design in Marin stands as a bonafide doozy
‘Cowtown’ No More
Once derided, Sacramento now in demand as modernists flee soaring Bay Area prices
Enraged over Neutra Demo
Bitterness continues as Network Facebook followers fire salvo of pain and punishment
Modernism Joins the Party
De Young adds mid-century modern lecture to its ‘Bouquets to Art’ show March 13-18
'Historic' Palo Alto Eichler
Model home and first Green Gables Eichler built hits market for the first time since 1950
Our 'Machete of Knowledge'
Hot off the press—new Home Maintenance Directory's protection from project pitfalls
First Marin Tour Since 2009
One dozen ‘outstanding’ San Rafael Eichler homes come together for May 19 showcase
‘Hollywood and Vine’ Exhibit
New UC Berkeley show features homes of famous movie stars and stylish wineries
Party House with MCM Roots
Modernist home by mid-century trailblazer gets price slash despite mindful restoration
Rare Neutra Destroyed
‘Dragon of demolition’ plagues California homes designed by the master modernist
'Modern' Optimism Reigns
Skin of Bay Area bubble still market-strong according to our Eichler real estate experts
Gettin’ App Happy
14 software applications tied to CA-Modern story strive to keep your home life on track
TV’s Aura from the MCM Era
CA-Modern story explores today’s quirky appeal for the coolest mid-century TV sets
Home Improvement for 2018
'Achievable tasks' can curb your New Year's resolutions from becoming broken promises