The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Three

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August 5, 2013
From a storied 1980s party house set in the desert to a wood and glass home perched on the cliffs of Big Sur, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view Part One and Part Two of our previous California favorites!
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  Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation. Photo by: Drew Kelly  Photo by Drew Kelly.

    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    Photo by: Drew Kelly

    Photo by Drew Kelly.
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  Coastal Commissions The Partington Point House, which Muennig renovated in 1995, sits elegantly atop the coastal cliffs of Big Sur, California.

    Coastal Commissions

    The Partington Point House, which Muennig renovated in 1995, sits elegantly atop the coastal cliffs of Big Sur, California.

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  The Hidden Fortress Protected by an overhang, and floating above ground level, this tertiary space is known in traditional homes as the "engawa." To sustain a unified look throughout, the floor and ceiling are clad in ipe wood. Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    The Hidden Fortress

    Protected by an overhang, and floating above ground level, this tertiary space is known in traditional homes as the "engawa." To sustain a unified look throughout, the floor and ceiling are clad in ipe wood.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. Photo by: Ian Allen  Photo by Ian Allen.

    Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco

    Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill.

    Photo by: Ian Allen

    Photo by Ian Allen.
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  Modern Home in a California Resort Town A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails. Photo by: JUCO  Photo by JUCO.

    Modern Home in a California Resort Town

    A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.

    Photo by: JUCO

    Photo by JUCO.
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