Features

Breaking the Rules
Battling outmoded thinking, architect A. Quincy Jones sought superior design through progressive and even daring plans for 'total communities'
Soul-searching by the Sea
Built on award-winning architecture and waves of controversy, Northern California's Sea Ranch celebrates 50 years of Utopian dreams
Visionaries on the Wing
As the Bay Bridge reopening nears, lost in the hoopla is Frank Lloyd Wright’s forsaken ‘Butterfly’ design—the most beautiful span of all
Bay Area Reimagined
Stunning modern designs put a new face on the world we live in
Kitchen Cabinetry Showcase
One dozen choice cabinet lines that deliver smart, beautiful and efficient solutions for mid-century modern kitchens today
Thrills to No End
With its mix of fresh, over-the-top rides and perennial crowd-pleasers, homey Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk continues to amaze
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes today continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream
Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
Eichler for the Weekends
Under a playful blanket of snow, the magical A-frame retreat makes a carefree connection with the ‘real you’
Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Silly in Pink
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, the pink flamingo lawn ornament has brought joy to millions ever since the first flock arrived in the 1950s
Tweet Treats
Modern houses and feeders for our fine, feathered friends
That's Our Pop!
Bubbling up with sugar-infused zing, old-school soda beverages evoke youth, fun, nostalgia—and living dangerously
Eastward Ho
New York’s trio of bonafide Eichlers—an anomaly with something magical going on
Cooking on the Wild Side
Sizzling summery secrets to turn an outdoor kitchen into a special space for all
Research Trumps Rumor
Why it matters that Steve Jobs' 'likeler' is no Eichler
It Came from Outer Space
Fear and loathing and saucers from Mars: sci-fi at the movies in mid-century America
Art Goes to Pieces
Countless tiny shards speak a language of their own as a new mosaic resurgence takes hold
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners