On the Homefront

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

How 'Green' Is Your Turf?
Today's technology gives 'artificial grass' year-round advantages over the real thing
Another Neutra Faces Demo?
Selling of Chuey House ‘overlooks’ historic L.A. home in favor of property development
Unearthing the 'Secret City'
S.F’s annual Architecture + the City festival fills September with tours, films, exhibitions
'Desert Modern' Airbnb Battle
Palm Springs' rental ordinance sends 'fun vacation compound' to market with fallout
Asbestos Still a Trying Issue
Homeowner questions tied to abatement and flooring prompt multilayered responses
Eichler Pride Hits the Streets
Ambitious Eichler owner returns with his curb address stencils that shout ‘Eichler’
Small Bug, Big Problem
With the summer heat, Eichler owners cry for help as hordes of ants hit their homes
Erecting Eichlers Back East
Network’s online forum discussion raises concerns over Eichler style in cold climates
Mystery of the Broken Glass
Eichler owner’s atrium pane shatters into thousands of pieces—but how and why?
What about the Coffee Table?
CA-Modern story offers sleek designs to inspire and complete living room décor
Still Love Your Old Flame?
New CA-Modern story celebrates the art of restoring classic MCM ovens and cooktops
Put Your Garden in the Pink
Plastic ‘pink flamingos’ still an easy way to add some mid-century kitsch to your yard
Mail It In—with Style
In the world of 'snail mail,' there are lots of choices in mailboxes with MCM aesthetics
June 17 Bay Area Home Tour
Five sparkling-fresh houses are the stars of Saturday's Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour
Pierre Koenig’s Own Home
After faithful restoration, architect’s family puts amazing three-story house up for sale
Luscious Lee Listing
While still rarities, another knockout home by East Bay architect Roger Lee is for sale
For the Love of Radiant
California-based ‘Warmboard’ has a way to keep radiant heat alive in your Eichler home
Raiders of the Lost Architect
Captivating post-and-beam by little-known SoCal modernist hits market for $1.9 million
Shopping the Light Fantastic
Knowledge of styles and terms of lighting products helps to put things in an MCM light
'Creativity on the Line'
New exhibit at Stanford explores corporate pressure on designers of MCM products