Margot Dougherty is a freelance writer/editor in Los Angeles and a contributing editor to zesterdaily.com. Her writing has recently appeared in More, Conde Nast Traveler, and Los Angeles magazines.

One Canadian Family Beats the Cold by Escaping to Palm Springs
Renowned for its iconic midcentury architecture and legendary celebrity habitués—Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, and...
This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
A Midcentury Home Enjoys Views from Every Angle
A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
A Minimalist Duplex in Venice, California
Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...