When the birth of the aluminum glass slider opened up the world you live in

Two vintage look-alikes of the famous all-steel Eichler spotted on the bayou of Louisiana

Print ads of the mid-century underscore the era's genuine desires and anxieties

One decade later: why haven't other Eichler neighborhoods joined the original two?

On the Homefront

South Bay Eichler Home Tour
Contractor and realtor stage open house of four remodeled Sunnyvale Eichlers Aug. 15
Blog in the Saddle Again
Marin couple's down-home blog primed for comeback after two-year parenthood hiatus

Home Improvement

Energy: Sun Power Rising
Solar technology hits a new plateau in the face of rising electricity costs and greenhouse emissions
Miles of Tile
From natural to high-tech, here's our roundup of the best flooring options for your next home makeover

Neighborhoods

'Living Conditioned' Homes of Northridge - Los Angeles
Distinctive architecture, enthusiastic homeowners turn this Palmer & Krisel neighborhood into something special
The Storybook Eichlers of Primewood - Sunnyvale
Tight-knit families and a picturesque air bring new life to Sunnyvale's 35-home Primewood development

Lifestyle

Adventure on Wheels
With imaginations running wild, designers of the mid-century wowed America with sleek, ultramodern 'dream cars' slathered with chrome and fins
That's Our Pop!
Bubbling up with sugar-infused zing, old-school soda beverages evoke youth, fun, nostalgia—and living dangerously