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
Saving the '60s
Preservationists embrace the Age of Aquarius as more and more mid-century modern architecture crosses the 50-year threshold
Modern Real Estate: Too Alluring to Fail?
Values of modern homes fell with the housing crash—but their appeal still stands strong
One Voice, Twin Palms - Palm Springs
Hollywood and desert lore distinguish the legend of croon king Frank Sinatra's original desert digs
Beyond Flash and Fantasy
John Lautner's 'keeping it real' approach to architecture—visionary yet down-to-earth, space age yet eternal
Steel Houses: Steel Ideal
Meet 12 California classics: Are these the Golden State's finest modern steel houses?
Buried Treasures: Unearthing Time Capsules
Mysterious time capsules—returning from deep sleep to evoke the 'now' for future generations
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
Bill Krisel Interview
Architect Bill Krisel talks about the Alexanders of Palm Springs and building San Fernando Valley
Outdoor Furnishings
Sprucing up the great outdoors: furniture designs and tips to awaken your patio and garden
Modern Kitchen Renewal
Recipe for makeover: modern homes that restore joy, functionality, and style to the mid-century kitchen
Modern Preservation: Streetscape Smarts
How California's mid-century modern tracts are safeguarding their unique architectural character
Kaufmann House
By saving Neutra's Kaufmann house, its owners helped to spur Palm Springs' modern revival
The Free-Sprited Eichlers of Fairhaven - Orange
These free-spirited Southern California Eichlers are in the midst of a renaissance tied to pride and camaraderie
The Return of Vista Las Palmas - Palm Springs
Once the 'Beverly Hills of Palm Springs,' Vista Las Palmas makes its return decked in mid-century splendor
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
'Living Conditioned' Homes of Northridge - Los Angeles
Distinctive architecture, enthusiastic homeowners turn this Palmer & Krisel neighborhood into something special
The Modest Modern of Encino Village - Encino
Encino Village of San Fernando Valley gains fame with its quirky mix of well-preserved architectural styles
Loving the Highlife in Crestwood Hills - Los Angeles
Cooperative housing pioneer to landmark honors—Crestwood Hills savors its affection for modernism