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Tour a midcentury modern Eichler house post-renovation

The distinct style of a Joseph Eichler-designed house—its open floorplan, post-and-beam construction, floor-to-ceiling windows—has attracted legions of devotees since the 1950s. The developer’s “bring the outside in” approach and midcentury modern style have made his homes across California—and, more rarely, elsewhere—covetable in a way that borders on mania. Peter and Kimberly Shenk, both Air Force […]

Downtown San Jose towers development may convert garage into offices

345-unit housing tower within a mixed-use development at 323 Terraine Street in downtown San Jose, concept. (Studio Gang) SAN JOSE — The developer of a downtown San Jose housing and office project is pushing ahead with revamped plans that now envision the conversion of a parking garage into an office tower on the prime site. […]

Eano’s Stella Wu is not your typical construction tech startup founder

Renovating a home is an exciting, yet often fraught-filled, endeavor. One startup that aims to help make the process simpler, cheaper and less stressful by helping people manage the home renovation process has raised $6 million to help it grow even faster. Builders VC led the round, which included participation from Celtic, Newfund and Wish co-founder Danny […]

Carmel Kitchens and Baths – Edible Monterey Bay

Every cook has different requirements and each kitchen space is unique, so when it comes time to remodel, the goal of the certified designers at Carmel Kitchens and Baths is to create the perfect fit. “Remodeling is usually something people think about for a very long time before they finally decide to do it,” says […]

Made Renovation, which intrigued, then infuriated, its customers, is shutting down

In August, we reported that a four-year-old, venture-backed remodeling startup called Made Renovation was failing its customers, by their own telling. Though it marketed itself as a one-stop shop to beautify bathrooms — it offered potential customers a variety of templates, then promised to pair them with in-house project managers, help with required permits, assign […]

Hundreds of homes may replace part of huge Silicon Valley tech campus

A portion of an Oracle tech campus near the interchange of Montague Expressway and Lafayette Street in Santa Clara. (Google Maps) SANTA CLARA — Several hundred homes could be built on a large chunk of a huge tech campus in the South Bay, a proposal that points to the ongoing and relentless shift in the […]

A Converted Warehouse Loft in the San Francisco Bay Area Seeks $950K

Nestled in the heart of Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco, the Horton Street Lofts were originally built in 1917 and converted in 1993. Today, it offers 15 live/work spaces that rarely see the market, though one has just surfaced for $950,000. Set on a quiet, tree-lined street in Emeryville, Horton Street Loft […]

‘We want to put our community to work’

Here are our S/heros standing strong and proud in our community – hyper local Black contractors, truckers, etc., fighting to be included in the redevelopment of the city they and their families have called home for generations. Will the City – and community – love them back with its acknowledgement and unequivocal support, and put […]

9 Best Kitchen Cabinets of 2023

Cabinets are often the biggest-ticket item in a kitchen remodel, accounting for up to 40% of the total cost — and that makes sense, considering their impact on the look and functionality of any kitchen, not to mention the fact that they tend to hang around for decades. “Kitchen cabinets aren’t something you replace readily, […]