On the Homefront

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

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Strong Cabinetry carries on 40-year tradition with a renewed focus on the Eichler market
Mulholland Drive Modern
Design by 'Case Study' designer Rodney Walker boasts choice update and location
First Time Ever for Sale
One-time dream home in Saratoga boasts desirable siting, enviable modern design
Detectors Do Save Lives
Requirements—if not knowledge—abound to protect against fire, carbon monoxide
Eichler Expertise Abounds
New 'Home Maintenance Directory' offers service pros who know and love Eichlers
Striking East Bay Eyeful
Quick sale predicted for reasonably priced MCM gem in Oakland's Redwood Heights
Belvedere Bayside Beauty
Opulent modernist project strives to blend with its choice private-beach Marin location
Sharp House, Sweet 'Hood
Sleeper of a listing offers impeccable MCM by unsung architect in unique LA environs
Pair of SoCal Hilltop Pearls
Bundling two MCM prizes into one—plus remarkable backstories and rich legacies
Mendo Mod's Market Metric
Beautiful home, Paul Tay design, splendid views, beach access—but it lingers for sale
Prescription: Literary Relief
New winter '21 CA-Modern offers upbeat diversions from the serious woes of 2020
'Beaming Up' for a New Year
Winter '21 CA-Modern offers expertise for maintaining your post-and-beam integrity
'Honeymoon Hideaway' Fate
Famous Alexander desert home finally has new owner after four years of price slashes
Tripping the Light Pandemic
NorCal's spectacular holiday celebrations, driving tours and socially distanced strolls
Effects of New Law Debated
Californians continue to modify property 'tax revolt' of 1970s with Prop. 19 passage
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Lehmann Radiant Heating warms Marin's Eichler homes with 75 years of local roots
Tiny but Terrific in 'Paradise'
Award-winning Sea Ranch condo boasts incomparable design, oceanfront views
Return of the 'Forgotten Frey'
Much-ballyhooed desert restoration is back on the market with a $500K price tag slash
Party 'round the Pandemic
Restrictions on 2020 holiday get-togethers compel families and friends to get creative
MCM Desert Icon Hits Market
$25M sought for Neutra's Kaufmann House—restored, immortalized by historic photos