On the Homefront

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

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
MCM Rarity a Market Sparkler
$699K pristine beauty by late Burlingame architect Robert Blunk a Stockton anomaly
Cheer in a Problematic Year
CA-Modern invites you to escape dreary 2020 by taking in new issue's upbeat spin
Storytellers of the Lens
New CA-Modern story delves into the muse behind today's architectural photographers
Too Cool for School
Berkeley home not far from campus wows with classic MCM looks—and a mystery too
Forgotten Designer's MCM Gem
Well-kept-secret of a home from architect of government buildings and courthouses
Roger Lee with Flavor Galore
MCM architect's house for sale in Berkeley Hills a scrumptious treat on two tasty levels
MCM Gem by Any Name
Revered Bay modernist Henry Hill may be tied to Marin estate—a beauty regardless
Marin Eye Candy…for $29M!
But it does have a striking modern design, waterfront setting and landscaping so lush
Her Stamp So Profound
San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa's striking sculptures honored with new USPS stamps
SoCal Home's 'Tale to Tell'
Marvelous MCM—designed by untrained teen, showcased by famed photographer
Welcome to the Network…
BLAINE architects puts honesty at the heart of their holistic approach to modern design
Memoir of 'growing up Eichler'
Author pens fascinating new book about her MCM, music-infused 1960s childhood
'Wow' of the unsung architect
Designer's one-time dream home in North Berkeley impresses in first public sale ever
Ace Pair Tops Beam Repair
Two Sacto-area contractors pose distinctly different solutions for rotted beam endings
CA-Modern’s Literary Delicacy
New summer issue covers a range of topics almost as uncertain as the year 2020 itself
Summer's 'Latest Flames'
New CA-Modern feature pegs ten outdoor fireplaces with varied designs, prices, fuel
Eichler's X-100 Goes Online
New website details history of experimental steel house with rare photos and lots more