Sacramento

Out of this World
From his Streng home studio, visionary artist Justin Wood explores the fascinating, fearsome melding of man and machine
Showtime!
Spurred on by passion, charity and even profit, ambitious organizers and proud homeowners welcome in throngs on tours of their modern homes
Living the Atrium Life
From yoga studio to party den to concert hall— the Eichler home hosts them all at center court
Two with a View
Often misunderstood, Eichler’s original two-story homes are a rare breed that startle some, but surely please their owners
Built to Blast
Friendly fallout of the Cold War, Blomberg’s ‘bomb-resistant’ concrete homes represent a colorful chapter of mid-century modern Sacramento
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
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
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
Park at the Heart: Evergreen Commons - Arden Arcade -Sacramento
Sacramento's Evergreen Commons shines with communal spirit thanks to its vital village green
Greater Sacramento Strengs: Valley of the Atriums
Who are the Streng brothers—and what's the story behind their fascinating modern homes?
Strengs Go Prefab
The Strengs' factory-builts were more than a mere challenge
Wilhaggin Estates - Sacramento
Streng life, wildlife, and easy living flow in harmony with the nearby American River
The Strengs of Shelfield Oaks - Carmichael
Hidden jewel: where riverside attractions and tastefully renovated Strengs blend in harmony
Carter Sparks Magic
Drama, humor, and exoticism meld with redwood warmth for architect's quirky brand of modernism
Renewing River City Commons - South Natomas, Sacramento
Homeowner pride mounts as locals spiff up once-scruffy Strengs of River City Commons
Custom Carter Sparks
Apart from his Streng designs, architect Sparks wowed his custom clients with drama and intrigue
The Streng 'Atrium'
Transforming Eichler's atrium vision into 'Streng magic' under the hot Sacramento sun