Features

Beyond Flash and Fantasy
John Lautner's 'keeping it real' approach to architecture—visionary yet down-to-earth, space age yet eternal
Art Imitates Life: Artists Inspired by Modern Architecture
Passionate fine artists and the mid-century modern architecture that inspires their compelling canvases
Soundtrack for Modern Living: Esquivel in Orbit
Lounge music legend Juan Esquivel transported easy listening to some strange and wonderful destinations
Mood to be Wooed - Classic Crooners
Beyond candlelight and cocktails—classic crooners of the mid-century who enhance romance for a song
Encore Performance: The Gary Cooper House
Designed with star power by architect A. Quincy Jones—the Cooper house takes center stage for the second time
Laughing Stock of the Mid-Century
Crazy, cutting-edge comedians who made America a safer place to improvise, analyze and criticize
Retro Living: Blasts from the Past
15 retrolicious ways to break through the time warp and relive the mid-century today
Hello, Cool World: Painter, Karl Benjamin
SoCal painter reconnects his hard-edge modern art with classic artifacts of mid-century California
Bohemia by the Bay: Looking Back on the Beat Generation
Non-conformist spirits of the mid-century and their San Francisco haven
Buried Treasures: Unearthing Time Capsules
Mysterious time capsules—returning from deep sleep to evoke the 'now' for future generations
Steel Houses: Steel Ideal
Meet 12 California classics: Are these the Golden State's finest modern steel houses?
Falling for a Futuro
A tenacious California architect takes on the restoration of his out-of-this-world dream home
Mid-Century Jazz: Listen to the Cool
Uprising at the dawn of mid-century modern—California's 'cool school' of West Coast jazz
The Summit (a.k.a. the Eichler Summit)
Once a tower of controversy and Eichler's dream, meet this legend of 'non-pretentious elegance'
Storybook Eichlers: Primewood - Sunnyvale
Tight-knit families and a picturesque air bring new life to Sunnyvale's 35-home Primewood development
Eichler vs. Eichler
Despite a domineering father he battled head-to-head, Ned Eichler forged his own path—beyond Eichler Homes
Joe Eichler Profile
Eichler's iron will, steadfast vision, and unwavering integrity were vital to his success as merchant builder
Eichler Architect, Bob Anshen: Self-Made Man
The Bay Area architect was a mastermind whose inventions included Eichler homes—and himself
Work in Progress: 19th Avenue - San Mateo
Nineteenth Avenue Park—building community in a hidden Eichler enclave of urban San Mateo
Touching the Soul: In Memoriam, Ernie Braun (1921-2010)
Photographer Ernie Braun helped to define the Eichler home—but architecture was only a start