Becoming one with the great outdoors through a mindset inherent in postwar modern gardens

Hillside haven of 100 homes enjoys low-key living with big-time views

California's free-spirited artists of the mid-century found magical worlds on a troubled planet

Photography legend Fred Lyon opens his mid-century archive of enduring images

On the Homefront

Front Door's Crowning Touch
SoCal Eichler owner's 'well-kept secret'—creating authentic Eichler door hardware
Houseful of Eichler History
Exquisite home of late Eichler staffer Matt Kahn hits Stanford market—for faculty only

Home Improvement

Demystifying Remodeling
Five key questions to demystify home renewal—from personal vision to budgeting and beyond
Best of the Best: Kitchen Contest Winners
Our kitchen-remodel contest champs—two Palo Alto Eichlers in the winner's circle

Neighborhoods

The Return of Vista Las Palmas - Palm Springs
Once the 'Beverly Hills of Palm Springs,' Vista Las Palmas makes its return decked in mid-century splendor
Road to Bohemia
From Sausalito to Big Sur—California's free-spirited artists of the mid-century created magical worlds on a troubled planet

Lifestyle

Bohemia by the Bay: Looking Back on the Beat Generation
Non-conformist spirits of the mid-century and their San Francisco haven
Signature Singular Sparks
Using fantasy, surprise and whimsy, Carter Sparks' lively homes are like nothing else