On the Homefront

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

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
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