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

Houseful of Eichler History
Exquisite home of late Eichler staffer Matt Kahn hits Stanford market—for faculty only
MCM Gem with 'Wow' Power
Tastefully restored stunner by unsung local architect Russell Barnecut on Marin market

Home Improvement

Clean As Can Be
12 helpful hints to turn your home's spring-cleaning into a thorough, easy project
Hot Trends in Home Theater
New technology and pricing make the ultimate media room an inviting proposition

Neighborhoods

The Strengs of Shelfield Oaks - Carmichael
Hidden jewel: where riverside attractions and tastefully renovated Strengs blend in harmony
Don Wexler Interview
Architect Don Wexler traces his long road -- from humble beginnings to Palm Springs 'Walk of Fame'

Lifestyle

Modern Pets: Wild at Heart
Doggone right—glass houses make happier homes for the pets we love and pamper
Sounding the Depths
Breaking through in the mid-century and pioneered by modern designer Harry Bertoia, the way-out world of sound sculpture and sound art is booming today