On the Homefront

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

Still Love Your Old Flame?
New CA-Modern story celebrates the art of restoring classic MCM ovens and cooktops
Put Your Garden in the Pink
Plastic ‘pink flamingos’ still an easy way to add some mid-century kitsch to your yard
Mail It In—with Style
In the world of 'snail mail,' there are lots of choices in mailboxes with MCM aesthetics
June 17 Bay Area Home Tour
Five sparkling-fresh houses are the stars of Saturday's Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour
Pierre Koenig’s Own Home
After faithful restoration, architect’s family puts amazing three-story house up for sale
Luscious Lee Listing
While still rarities, another knockout home by East Bay architect Roger Lee is for sale
For the Love of Radiant
California-based ‘Warmboard’ has a way to keep radiant heat alive in your Eichler home
Raiders of the Lost Architect
Captivating post-and-beam by little-known SoCal modernist hits market for $1.9 million
Shopping the Light Fantastic
Knowledge of styles and terms of lighting products helps to put things in an MCM light
'Creativity on the Line'
New exhibit at Stanford explores corporate pressure on designers of MCM products
X-100 Time Capsule Arrives!
Restoration complete, the X-100 added to May 6-7 San Mateo Highlands Home Tour
Synthetic Surfaces under Foot
Designer, homeowners delight in a plethora of evolving non-natural options for flooring
Inspirational Blend of Décor
New CA-Modern magazine story tells how to mix vintage, contemporary furnishings
Breathtaking MCM in Marin
Mill Valley creation by FLWright colleague Daniel Liebermann hits market for $2.8M
Flooring—It's Only Natural
Designer, readers share their thoughts on natural flooring for modern home interiors
An MCM 'Dream' Come True
Mountain View couple finds delight in the results of their extensive Eichler remodel
House Gets Its Just Desert
Albert Frey’s Pre-fab Aluminaire follows him to California, 80 years later
L.A. Feels the Force
Reasons unclear for decision to build Lucas Museum in LA, not Treasure Island
Can 'Old School' Be 'Cool'?
While tar-and-gravel is fading away, there's lingering love for Eichler's original roofing
Howard Hughes' Hangout
Well-preserved Palm Springs MCM star pad had a string of celebrity owners since 1957