Embarcadero Media's annual Winter Home & Garden Design magazine is here!
In this issue, discover the benefits of building a backyard retirement home, how one company is recycling smashed cars into custom-built homes, tips to grow veggies like the pros at Filoli — and more.
See coverage in the 2023 Winter Home & Garden Design e-edition or see our curated story list below:
The perfect backyard retirement home
Palo Alto senior Judy Ousterhout had been pondering her future as a healthy older adult: Where would she retire? How could she generate extra income? The longtime resident decided that building an ADU in her backyard was the answer. See how she turned empty yard space behind her garage into the perfect "retirement" home.
Frames of steel: Meet the company using smashed cars to build custom homes
It was the aspiration of Stanford's Atmosphere and Energy Program director to live in a durable, net-zero home that prompted Marc Bovet to build his first house in the state made of recycled steel on the Midpeninsula. Now, his company Bone Structure is changing the homebuilding industry.
Expert tips: How to grow a bountiful veggie garden like the one at Woodside's Filoli estate
You don't need a luxurious historic estate with acres of land to grow an abundance of colorful vegetables: Just follow these tips from horticulturists at the Filoli estate, and you'll have a bountiful backyard harvest year-round.
Back to the future: Explore the Palo Alto neighborhood where Joseph Eichler's 1954 'modern utopia' remains preserved in time
Joseph Eichler's iconic flat-roofed, single-story glass houses still define the streetscapes in Palo Alto's Greenmeadow neighborhood nearly seven decades after the noted midcentury modern builder developed the 22-block area as an experimental suburban utopia. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood provides a rare opportunity to explore street after street of pristine Eichlers.
A guide to winter garden events along the Peninsula
Here's where to find classes, tours and demonstrations for cool-season gardening.