Features

Bike Town Charm: University Estates - Davis
Attention to function, not fashion, helps to preserve the Davis neighborhood's 400 Strengs
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Modern Architecture: Pyramid Power
Swayed by their architect to go New Age, Streng brothers have a cosmic energy fling
Modern Gardening: Rooted in Chinese Culture
Chi-minded gardening dynamo turns her Davis Streng home into a tranquil healing haven
Meet Jim Streng
Proud builder and straight-talking politician, Jim Streng still keeps an eye on his town
John Siler's Touch
With bright colors and quirky details, this designer's Streng is an intriguing 'idea house'
Meet Bill Streng
Three decades one of his own best customers, Bill still lives 'Streng modern' with a passion
Profile: The Dark Family
Dark family bridges generations by carrying on their Streng-to-Eichler modern lifestyle
The Streng 'Atrium'
Transforming Eichler's atrium vision into 'Streng magic' under the hot Sacramento sun
Custom Carter Sparks
Apart from his Streng designs, architect Sparks wowed his custom clients with drama and intrigue
Renewing River City Commons - South Natomas, Sacramento
Homeowner pride mounts as locals spiff up once-scruffy Strengs of River City Commons
Carter Sparks Magic
Drama, humor, and exoticism meld with redwood warmth for architect's quirky brand of modernism
The Strengs of Shelfield Oaks - Carmichael
Hidden jewel: where riverside attractions and tastefully renovated Strengs blend in harmony
Wilhaggin Estates - Sacramento
Streng life, wildlife, and easy living flow in harmony with the nearby American River
Strengs Go Prefab
The Strengs' factory-builts were more than a mere challenge
Greater Sacramento Strengs: Valley of the Atriums
Who are the Streng brothers—and what's the story behind their fascinating modern homes?
Park at the Heart: Evergreen Commons - Arden Arcade -Sacramento
Sacramento's Evergreen Commons shines with communal spirit thanks to its vital village green
Signature Singular Sparks
Using fantasy, surprise and whimsy, Carter Sparks' lively homes are like nothing else
Eichler Inspiration: Paul Adamson
Fascination with Eichlers Peaks with Paul Adamson's Book 'Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream'
Choice Window Treatments: Curtain Call for Comfort
Reducing exposure to unwanted glare, heat and the eyes of the world