On the Homefront

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

Phoenix Home Rising
Streamline modern structure of steel helps family recover from loss in North Bay fires
A Beast at Bay
Delay in sweeping legislation, landmarking of a Neutra give MCM preservationists hope
Canine 'Calling Card' Woes
Dog owners and their neighbors square off about meeting nature’s call on front lawns
Gem of the Canyon
Award-winning remodel of beautiful MCM home hits market with resort-style appeal
'Historic' Carter Sparks' Tour
Six homes by legendary MCM architect headline Sacramento Modern tour June 1
Preservation Zones at Risk?
After many revisions to unpopular SB 50, compromise for housing bill may be near
Home Tours North and South
Two May Eichler home tours—for Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Orange—get set to open doors
'Artful' Spring '19 CA-Modern
New magazine issue takes a look at artists, metalsmiths and—of course—architects
Heroes in Need of Friends
CA-Modern story pays homage to a dozen endangered mid-century modern buildings
Born into Mid-century Modern
S.F. native celebrates genre with activism, self-published books, even playing cards
Yabba Dabba Don’t?
Owner, city file competing complaints over landscape décor of iconic Flintstone House
'Inspired' NorCal Home Tour
Five Eichlers in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale open their doors for a 'bargain' Saturday May 4
Experts at Your Fingertips
Just released: Eichler Network’s new 2019 directory of home improvement vendors
Two NorCal Modern Sparklers
Spectacular architecture, splendid views, awesome eye candy—from renowned firms
Eichlers of Orange Open Doors
Tour of three now-historic tracts will show off restored and updated homes May 18-19
Historic Furnishings Heisted
University that stored Frank Lloyd Wright valuables failed to report theft since 2012
S.F. Gets Tough on Demolition
Owner appeals City commission's order to rebuild Neutra's 'historic' Largent House
Desert Masters on Tour
Feb. 14-24 Modernism Week—great chance to visit homes by a superb cast of architects
New in Eichler Flooring
Two Bay Area experts weigh in on hottest flooring technologies, best materials to buy
Winter Spectrum of Modernity
As your latest must-read, the new issue of CA-Modern offers multiple shades of MCM