Suburban Living

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Kitchen

    The appliances are new, with a shiny exhaust fan — some things are better updated than "vintage." A new gas line supports the cooktop and dryer.   See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Kitchen With Island

    Cool story about those ceiling planks: Each one was removed, sanded, coated with polyurethane and flipped. The result is a tighter seal and a warm, cozy space.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Side Yard

    Those floor-to-ceiling windows are central to the Eichler experience, connecting the inside to the outside effortlessly.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Patio

    There's nearly 150 feet of stone wall in the backyard, built on a concrete footing with drainage to the street. A water fountain and pond can hold fish — or not.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Backyard Patio

    An alcove in the backyard is ready for a hot tub — wiring has already been installed.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Garage

    Sixteen feet of steel, with a side-mounted motor and an automatic lock: not typical, but certainly an improvement.    See the Image

  • Ferris Bueller Highland Park House

    The Ferris Bueller Highland Park house hasn't found a buyer yet. Fans recall the tragicomic scene of a classic Ferrari zooming through plate-glass windows, crashing into the ravine.   See the Image

  • Ferris Bueller Highland Park House

    Shot in one week around the Windy City on a skinny $5.8 million budget, Ferris Bueller's Day Off made Matthew Broderick a household name in the summer of 1986. It still sparks and roars…   Read the Article

  • There's Help For Homebuyers In California

    This typical home is just out of reach for many homebuyers. But a new search tool for down-payment assistance programs might bring it closer.    See the Image