Southern California

Pandora's Box Of '60s Architecture
Preservationists reflect on ten months of 'The Sixties Turn 50' while promoting greater Los Angeles' architecture of the era
Playing With Space
Over a 60-year career, architect Ray Kappe used custom homes to pioneer techniques for mass housing
Cliff May's 'Hacienda Modern'
Hardly a mainstream modernist, Cliff May made rustic-looking homes as modern as they come
Eichler Tract a Class Act
Twenty enthusiastic high schoolers team up with the Los Angeles Conservancy to keep alive suburbia's modern architectural heritage
Bill Krisel Interview
Architect Bill Krisel talks about the Alexanders of Palm Springs and building San Fernando Valley
Kaufmann House
By saving Neutra's Kaufmann house, its owners helped to spur Palm Springs' modern revival
Swiss Misses
Amid mystery and misgivings, the chalet-like Swiss Miss homes have fans soaring with affection
Wexler's Palm Springs Steel
Dreaming in steel: Palm Springs' tiny enclave of seven modern steel homes is a desert landmark.
Outrageous in Pink
An Alexander Tract Home Transformed -- Jamie Kabler's Titillating Leisureland is Palm Springs' Party Central
One Voice, Twin Palms - Palm Springs
Hollywood and desert lore distinguish the legend of croon king Frank Sinatra's original desert digs
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
Beyond Flash and Fantasy
John Lautner's 'keeping it real' approach to architecture—visionary yet down-to-earth, space age yet eternal
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
Historic Quest: Eichlers in the National Register
At last—Eichlers get their place in history, reach the National Register of Historic Places
Outdoor Furnishings
Sprucing up the great outdoors: furniture designs and tips to awaken your patio and garden
Forgotten Giant
Once the ‘miracle man’ behind more than 40,000 tract homes, Southern California architect Edward H. Fickett and his modern hybrids slip back into the limelight
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
The Cliff May Ranchos of Rancho Estates - Long Beach
Newcomers bring a wave of recognition and design flair to this special SoCal neighborhood of Cliff May Ranchos
'Living Conditioned' Homes of Northridge - Los Angeles
Distinctive architecture, enthusiastic homeowners turn this Palmer & Krisel neighborhood into something special
The Magnificent Moderniques of Mar Vista - Los Angeles
Historic, well-preserved, and family friendly, modern master Gregory Ain's 52-home Mar Vista Tract is a place like no other