On the Homefront

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

Retro Wallpaper Wizardry
New authentic mid-century designs stage a comeback with fine art and unique style
'Plywood Demo House'
'Art piece' with a colorful backstory—noted Neutra design makes splash on L.A. market
Dream House in 'Dreamland'
Home revisioned in '65 for mid-century TV director seeks new owner with $3.15M tag
Savory Stanford Renewal
Roger Lee home on campus retains original aesthetic, grows to meet new owner needs
A Beauty by Fresno's Favorite
Unique design, attractive siting two assets of Arthur Dyson home in nearby Madera
Another Orinda Hidden Gem
Neutra, Lee, Moore and now lesser-known Richard Danskin spotted in East Bay town
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
For painting Eichler exteriors, set the tone using earth colors and a sharp accent 'pop'
'The Master' Joins Fire Sale
Stung by justice, USC puts FLWright's 'textile block' Freeman House on market
Wanderlust All Over the Map
Stories in new Summer ‘21 CA-Modern ish speak to America’s brand of restlessness
Singing a Soothing Song
CA-Modern explores ten water features and the serenity they bring to home and garden
Gorgeous Pearl of Pacifica
With lovely ocean views, MCM gem is a rarity in a town not known for architecture
Baby, It's 'Cool Outside'
New Marin exhibit shows modern design sprouting in gardens of the mid-century
Romantic Neutra with a Tale
Modest for Beverly Hills, the Cytron House is well preserved, landmarked—and for sale
Welcome to the Network…
Stacy Clark Group—'dynamic duo' backed with truth, justice, and a fruitful transaction
Love It and Leave It
Family pens parting tribute to MCM beauty as it hits the market in Oakland’s Montclair
Classic Designs Return
Retailer CB2 launches new furnishings line by esteemed MCM designer Paul McCobb
Gold Country Getaway
This 1959 modern charmer has acreage, 360-degree views and remarkable history
Amazing Home of the Year?
Big, gorgeous East Bay MCM comes with barn, tractors, nearly 60 acres—and a zebra
Roger Lee Classic Reappears
Master architect's 'modest modern' gem in country club setting back on Orinda market
Hazards Await Cats Outdoors
Warmer, drier weather and mating season put your feline housemates at greater risk