On the Homefront

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

From Book to New Audiobook
Gifted narrator gives chock-full-of-Eichler Reflections from a Glass House a refresh
Burlingame Eichler with History
First time on market—all-original, lifetime residence of Eichler staffer Jonas Harschel
Mountain Majesty in Montclair
For sale—luxurious MCM treetop haven in the Oakland Hills with world-class views
Lukens House Resurrected
Long abandoned, Raphael Soriano's SoCal gem rises like a phoenix—and now for sale
Navigating the World of ADUs
Two design pros lay out helpful tips for building a ‘successful’ backyard dwelling
Charmer in Manhattan Beach
Authenticity, organic simplicity highlights of architect John O’Donnell’s family home
Modesto 'Time Capsule'
Architectural home 'in its original glory' entices with rare features, $615K price tag
Ice Buckets A-Go-Go
With summer in high gear, let's chill with refreshments…cooled with modern flair
Pacific Palisades 'Paradise'
SoCal mid-century modern retreat reaches market for first time ever since 1958 debut
MCM Oasis in Belvedere
Rarity—one of architect Joseph Esherick's 'people-friendly' house designs hits market
New CA-Modern Has Arrived
Summer '22 issue is a joyride along Eichler streets with art, culture and Wienermobiles
Deep Dive into Mini-Splits
New summer CA-Modern's in-depth look at the popular air conditioning alternative
New Film with Lots of Eichler!
Filmmaker's own SoCal MCM is the setting for supernatural thriller with a modern twist
Mini A/C that Beats the Heat
For 'cool' comfort in a pinch, portable and personal air conditioning may do the trick
Crown Jewel of City's Skyline
Penthouses rich with provenance listed for sale at Joe Eichler's 32-story Summit tower
Atherton FLW Seeks Steward
Wright-designed Mathews House for sale—a lovely 'Zen space with sacred feeling'
Treasure in Tiburon…for Sale
Bayside custom Roger Lee design unveiled—captivating charmer with gorgeous views
House of Questions
"We want to install custom cabinets in our Eichler…where should we start?"
California Modern Mystique
Lafayette home by John Hans Ostwald has attractive modern styling, dramatic views
Teeming with Mother Nature
Retreat by architect David Hyun hits market —an immersive indoor-outdoor experience