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Budget Breakdown: A Murky 1920s Home in California Is Leveled Up for $232K
Unable to expand due to local planning restrictions, a couple ask Shands Studio to make their Fairfax residence feel sunny and streamlined.
Artist, Sculptor, and MacArthur Genius Liza Lou Lists Her Dreamy California Compound for $2.5M
Set on just under an acre, the Topanga property packs in four structures and inspiration galore.
An Open-Air Venice Home by Sebastian Mariscal Asks $3.7M
A 22-part Dwell series extensively chronicled the home’s multiyear construction process.
A 1958 Post-and-Beam, Now a Restored Midcentury Haven, Asks $1.9M
A possible Neutra design, the current owners spent the last two decades restoring original details and are now ready to pass on the keys.
A Boxy Los Angeles Bungalow Conceals a Secret Garden
A single window and door along the concrete-colored facade are all that hint to what’s in store.
A Silicon Valley Home Splits Around a Magnificent Blue Oak
A sun-filled home brings a suburban California site closer to its untamed roots.
You Can Scoop Up a Pair of Vintage Cottages in L.A. for $1.1M
The picturesque homestead also includes a decked-out glamping tent and tons of vintage features.
A Pair of Filmmakers Give Their San Francisco Edwardian a Sensuous Edit
Returning to the Presidio after two decades in New York, an auteur couple and their young daughters work with Geremia Design to create an evocative home.
A Polygonal Refuge Takes Root in the Hills of Los Angeles
Tom Marble designs a calm retreat overlooking Silver Lake for a Buddhist devotee and hospice nurse.
This Vibrant Two-Story Houseboat Is Up for Grabs in Sausalito for $1.33M
The unforgettably colorful exterior hides a calming and contemporary interior.
Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
Drop Your Bags in This Designer Desert Cabin for $299K
Turnkey ready, the revamped house near Joshua Tree comes with 2.5 acres of complete solitude.
An Expert Painter Explains How He Pulled Off an Electrifying Interior
With a portfolio that includes some of San Francisco’s Painted Ladies, Phil Schinman was up to the challenge of a home’s shocking blue stairway.
A Couple Cuts Their Commute and Designs All Day
When your house includes an industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop, what more do you need?
The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office.
A Revamped Midcentury in L.A. Exemplifies Sunny California Living for $3.6M
Originally built in 1960, the interior and exterior contrast vintage influence with modern finishes.
Three Generations Live Under One Green Roof in San Francisco
Aidlin Darling Design recasts an unremarkable midcentury home as a multigenerational retreat crowned by a living roof.
Wild California Meets Manicured Japan in This Family’s Backyard Garden Oasis
A couple transform their backyard into a botanical children’s playland and an ideal entertaining spot.
You Can Ski Right Into the Living Room of This Mountain Retreat
Faulkner Architects creates an expansive home on a challenging mountain slope.
A Soulful Renovation in Santa Barbara Brings the Mountains Front and Center
A restrained revamp by Anacapa and Bailey Peace Design emphasizes the rolling landscape.
A Tranquil Home Takes Root in a Glorious Grove of Oak Trees
Designed by Walker Warner Architects and ODADA, this home takes cues from agricultural forms and the pastoral landscape of Woodside, California.
Wanna Feel Like It’s 1952 All the Time? Consider Moving Into This Midcentury Time Capsule
Asking $2M, the hilltop residence is remarkably well preserved—with vintage furnishings, original fixtures, and shag carpeting.
An Empty-Nester Couple’s Resort-Like Retreat Overlooks Silicon Valley
For a couple’s forever home, SB Architects draw from resort design to effortlessly blend indoors and out.
This Multigenerational Bay Area Home Is Super Accessible With Style to Spare
Who says accessibility can’t be stylish? As designer Sherry Hope-Kennedy proves, the varying needs of a multigenerational home can all be answered in one cohesive design.
This Meditative Home in Silicon Valley Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
The flora comes first at a leafy enclave just minutes from downtown Palo Alto.
A Vintage Los Angeles Home Is Beautifully Revived Into an Airy Oasis
Dubbed the “Monster House” for its previously unruly condition, this renovated 1905 home just hit the market for $1.2M.
This “Well-Behaved” Home Hides an Ocean of Blue Behind its Doors
Behind a subdued exterior, a San Francisco townhouse designed by OPA expresses its wild side.
A Tree Grows Right Through the Roof of This Radically Updated Eichler
A power couple in the tech world create the home of their dreams—with barely a gadget in sight.
The 1920s Character of This Los Angeles Bungalow Shines After a Recent Remodel
Natural light allows the period details to pop against a crisp white interior.
A Berkeley Hills Arts and Crafts Home Hits the Market for the First Time in 60 Years
Listed for $1.75M, the 1922 home features a towering fireplace and 20-foot-high vaulted ceilings.