On the Homefront

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

'Never Enough Eichlers'
Trio of Eichler realtors forecast continued sellers market, limited inventory for 2017
Eichler Living: It's in the Cards
Designer revamps family-run greeting card business with a love of mid-century modern
So Your Radiant Won't Heat?
With waits in the weeks at this time of year, breakdown can be a very chilly proposition
Sleek, Cloudlike and Modern
Architectural eye candy dazzles as Lucas Museum returns—pitting Bay Area vs. L.A.
Most Iconic House in L.A.?
Ultra-cool, steel-framed Case Study House No. 21 by Pierre Koenig needs a new owner
Rare Flair in Ladera
Classic, original Jones & Emmons Eichler from 1951 'Ladera Project' hits the market
Power on the Cutting Edge
Eichler owners' energy-storage battery runs cars and home from rooftop solar
Keeping the Flame Alive
Twelve fireplace designs that'll reignite the passion in your mid-century modern home life
New CA-Modern Is in the Mail
Fall ’16 issue explores culture, construction as the basic components of today’s MCM life
Thoroughly Mod Long Beach
University Art Museum there to host tour of nine modern homes, party, lecture Oct. 15
Phenomenal Modern Listing
Grand residential design by architect Aaron Green makes market debut for first time ever
A. Quincy Jones Tour Oct. 1
Doors open to five Crestwood Hills homes— Jones' venture before he designed Eichlers
Is a 'Monster' in Your home?
Professional removal of in-home asbestos is a critical health decision for homeowners
Ground Floor of Authenticity
How investigating Eichler roots led couple to VCT and cork tile as their flooring picks
Complain 'bout the Neighbors
Some Eichler owners take neighborhood issues to the Internet—but does it help?
Reroofing's Multiple Choices
Favor energy-efficient cool-roof systems, stylistic consistency and a quality installer
Had Your 'Radiant' Checkup?
Keeping alive in-floor heat takes an 'ounce of prevention'—plus the occasional repair
It's Paint and Caulk—or Else!
You don't have to be a contractor or painter to protect your home's beams from disaster
Is Painting Paneling a Crime?
No shortage of emotion surrounds the do's and don'ts of treating Eichler interior walls
Don't Rush to Remodel
Experts agree: grow into your new Eichler space—and let time bring timeless results