Sacramento

Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Space to Grow
Mid-century modern homes today continue to make it easy for kids to run free, enjoy nature and dream
Taking the Plunge
Original art makes the house look great—but it’s oh so easy to get hooked along the way
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
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
Paths to Pleasure
In bike-friendly, eco-conscious North Davis, a neighborhood of 200 Streng homes finds common ground on the greenbelt
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
The Spirit of Evergreen Commons - Sacramento
Sacramento's Evergreen Commons shines with communal spirit thanks to its vital village green
The Strengs of Shelfield Oaks - Carmichael
Riverside attractions and tastefully renovated Streng homes harmonize with Shelfield Oaks' quiet charm
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places
The Eichlers of South Land Park - Sacramento
Eichler failed to crack Sacto's housing market in the '50s, but folks there love his homes today
Modern Gardening: Rooted in Chinese Culture
Chi-minded gardening dynamo turns her Davis Streng home into a tranquil healing haven
Modern Architecture: Pyramid Power
Swayed by their architect to go New Age, Streng brothers have a cosmic energy fling
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Bike Town Charm: University Estates - Davis
Attention to function, not fashion, helps to preserve the Davis neighborhood's 400 Strengs
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
Meet Jim Streng
Proud builder and straight-talking politician, Jim Streng still keeps an eye on his town