Features

Whimsy in Wood
Pushing the limits, woodworker Michael Cullen blends serenity of color and texture with a modern, stripped-down feeling
Intellectual Paradise
Stanford University’s eclectic blend of 100 Eichler homes appeals to academics of all persuasions
Cozy, Cordial & Cooperative
Palo Alto’s Meadowcreek Eichler condos—where tight quarters make for a tight-knit community vibe
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
Kitchen Cabinetry Showcase
One dozen choice cabinet lines that deliver smart, beautiful and efficient solutions for mid-century modern kitchens today
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
Breaking the Rules
Battling outmoded thinking, architect A. Quincy Jones sought superior design through progressive and even daring plans for 'total communities'
National Register No-show
It's the tenth anniversary for the two Eichler neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places—but no others have joined them
Grudge City
Northern versus Southern California—an age-old tug-of-war tradition that evokes the Hatfields and McCoys
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
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
Eichler for the Weekends
Under a playful blanket of snow, the magical A-frame retreat makes a carefree connection with the ‘real you’
Man with a Camera Traveling in Time
Fred Lyon looks over the shoulder at mid-century Bay Area—in his upbeat world of enduring images
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