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

Laudable Lautners Languish?
Two of visionary architect's classic homes still hang on the market—for eight figures!
In with the New…and the Old
Design pro revisits key mid-century themes tied to new CA-Modern landscaping story

Home Improvement

New Faces for Old Roofs
How evolving technology and new code requirements are adding years to the life of the roof over your head
Hot Trends in Home Theater
New technology and pricing make the ultimate media room an inviting proposition

Neighborhoods

Eichler's Early Years: 1949-'50 The First Subdivisions
50 years later, we return to the manors and gardens that embellished the great Eichler home prototype
The Strengs of Shelfield Oaks - Carmichael
Hidden jewel: where riverside attractions and tastefully renovated Strengs blend in harmony

Lifestyle

Outrageous in Pink
An Alexander Tract Home Transformed -- Jamie Kabler's Titillating Leisureland is Palm Springs' Party Central
Paradise Found
10 ways to live it up in the exotic world of tiki California