On the Homefront

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

Warmly Wrapped Aluminum
Rare home—and in impeccable condition—by architect Raphael Soriano on the market
Tripping the Light Moderne
CA-Modern product report sheds light on choice ‘period-appropriate’ outdoor lamps
Endangered Species for Sale
Its hilltop setting so scenic, this unusual mid-century home’s future may be at stake
Retro-Ho-Ho Christmas Cards
Fledgling company mines images of MCM homes and living for holiday card designs
Holiday Glow over Hollywood
Modern Christmas Tree entrepreneur takes his unique design to renowned Stahl House
Your Flat Roof Vs. El Niño
Roofing experts offer timely tips to inspect and prep your roof for the wet winter ahead
Beacon of Richard Neutra
Hilltop SoCal home designed by master's son Dion priced at $5.5mil—for its 'cachet'
A Steal or Just Plain Steel?
Designed and expanded by Donald Wexler— his former Palm Springs home has no offers
Rarest Fix-It Man of Them All
In-demand sliding-glass door repair outfit encourages owners to "save your sliders"
Hill's Dream House on Market
Woodsy Carmel house was home to master from the 'Second Bay Tradition' Henry Hill
Pool House Speaks 'Eichler'
Retired Stanford professors add modernist therapeutic facility to their Eichler backyard
House of Questions
"When is the 'sales bubble' tied to Eichler real estate in Silicon Valley going to burst?"
Icon Fit for a King—and You?
Palm Springs’ 'Elvis Hideaway' is for sale— its design flashier than its dramatic history
Unique Listing—with History
Only built Neutra design from the Case Study program part of $18mil compound
Stunning Secluded Treasure
Buyers circling for Donald Olsen’s Ruth House—with its amazing Berkeley setting
Pick a Lautner…Any Lautner
Why are prices cut on several of the modern master’s home designs now on the market?
Perched on Top of a Volcano
Beautiful, unusual saucer-shaped dome home in Mojave Desert awaits new owner
Yabba Dabba Domes
Eye-popping Flintstone House up for sale—'Stone-Age modern' icon along 280 freeway
Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
For best results, designers say make a real plan—don't just parrot magazine spreads
Rhythmic House with History
Rare NorCal Craig Ellwood design—his Daphne House is for sale in Hillsborough