On the Homefront

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

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
Pandemic Threatens Rebarts
Network’s longtime provider of window coverings struggles over shelter orders
A Star Is Shorn
Late actor's 'dream home' back on market after being gutted in incomplete renovation
Eichler 'Companion Piece'
'Maintenance Directory' a source for MCM homeowners stuck at home—and loving it
Jumbo Eichler Pops Its Top
Couple tackles "huge undertaking" as first big restoration bid in historic Orange tract
Round House that Got Away
MCM home by master of the genre Leon Meyer lingers on the market only briefly
Shelter-in-place Breakthrough
Contractors relieved as home improvement resumes under new COVID-19 regulations
Modernism in 'Shangri-La'
Renewed home on architect's former family compound beckons celebrities, MCM fans
Triangle House a Piece of Art?
Unusual angular design by maverick SoCal architect Harry Gesner listed for nearly $4m
Lautner's Own Home for Sale
Striking Silver Lake design was the master architect's only house ever built for himself
Sure Cure for Stir Crazy?
New spring issue of CA-Modern provides fresh perspectives, welcome distractions
Planted for Spring
New CA-Modern story offers useful tips for MCM-friendly houseplants and placement
Taking It to the Sidewalks
Eichler tract joins others around the U.S. sending positive vibes during the pandemic
Social Distancing MCM-Style
Simple antidotes to going stir crazy while in isolation abound if you know where to look
The Book of 'Homo Eichlerus'
Network's new '2020 Maintenance Directory' a must for homeowners of the MCM species