Today's ultra-sensitive leak detection equipment and its evolving technology

After decades of obscurity, the spirited Eichlers of Concord are looking up

Exploring the hidden San Mateo cul-de-sac where architect Mogens Mogensen left a lasting mark

Northern California's Sea Ranch celebrates 50 years of Utopian dreams

Home Improvement

Clean As Can Be
12 helpful hints to turn your home's spring-cleaning into a thorough, easy project
Those Dirty, Rotten Beams
It's time to clean up their act—and bring back the natural beauty for good

Neighborhoods

Research Trumps Rumor
Why it matters that Steve Jobs' 'likeler' is no Eichler
Carter Sparks Magic
Drama, humor, and exoticism meld with redwood warmth for architect's quirky brand of modernism

Lifestyle

Fielder's Choice
When San Francisco Giants great Willie Mays ran into the 'color barrier'—then turned to Eichler for a stylish new home
Paradise Found
10 ways to live it up in the exotic world of tiki California

Historic Roots

Fielder's Choice
When San Francisco Giants great Willie Mays ran into the 'color barrier'—then turned to Eichler for a stylish new home
City on a Hill
Joe Eichler’s tower and co-op at San Francisco’s Laguna Heights are holding up well 50 years after their debut as model neighborhoods