Features

Dance of a Lifetime
From her legendary open-air deck, dance pioneer Anna Halprin carries on a free-flowing connection between inside and outside
Pioneers of Outdoor Living
Tommy Church and his brood—creators of the 'California School' of modern landscape design
Sacred Art
Prolific yet unsung, Northern California artist Ray Rice put creative expression at the center of his life
Let the Sun Shine in
Best bets for new skylights: bringing greater light, ventilation, energy efficiency and views to your home
This Kitchen Does It All
CA-Modern 'Best Kitchen Remodel Contest' winners the Cissons continue to be inspired by an inventive design
Where's that Freakin' Leak?
How the burning question is best answered by today's ultra-sensitive leak detection equipment and its evolving technology
New Faces for Old Roofs
How evolving technology and new code requirements are adding years to the life of the roof over your head
Crystal Ball Remodeling
Like gazing into the future, this 3-D software helps you visualize the end result of the home remodel you are about to undertake
Magical Modern Tradition
Nostalgia and emotion move grandson to keep alive his family's mid-century Christmas tree creation
Going Wild!
Fantasy and function combine to create 12 modern homes that are out of this world
What's Become of the Holy Grail?
The first architect-designed Eichlers, Sunnyvale Manor Addition languishes today with no historic plaque or neighborhood connection
Clean As Can Be
12 helpful hints to turn your home's spring-cleaning into a thorough, easy project
Eye for the Fantastic
San Francisco artist Michael Murphy celebrates the remarkable and 'forgotten' through his unique, brightly colored abstractions of modern architecture
Those Dirty, Rotten Beams
It's time to clean up their act—and bring back the natural beauty for good
Fielder's Choice
When San Francisco Giants great Willie Mays ran into the 'color barrier'—then turned to Eichler for a stylish new home
Paths to Pleasure
In bike-friendly, eco-conscious North Davis, a neighborhood of 200 Streng homes finds common ground on the greenbelt
Jewelry of Our Times
San Francisco artist Margaret De Patta turned ornament into wearable modern sculpture
Mogie Modern
Exploring the hidden San Mateo cul-de-sac where creative but unheralded architect Mogens Mogensen left a lasting mark
Beefing Up Home Security
With residential break-ins on the rise, here are today’s most effective ways to keep burglars away from your door
Return of the Butterflies
After years of hibernation following their mid-century boom, butterfly roofs are spreading their wings once again