Marin, CA: Gordon & Patti Chiang

Visit: Visit with old friends, who showed great patience when our car broke down, requiring an extended visit.

Discoveries: Eichler. Our friends were exploring real estate, and introduced us to the houses built by developer Eichler in the 60s. Their mid-century modern design was beautiful, and it was no surprise when we learned several months later, when listening to his biography, that Steve Jobs attributed his design sensibility to living in an Eichler house as a child.