Californian Homes

My House: Interior Designer Melissa Young's SoCal Desert Hacienda
My House: Interior Designer Melissa Young's SoCal Desert Hacienda
Melissa Young, founder of interior design firm, My Studio ID, invites us inside her luxe desert getaway—complete with teepee, endless textiles, and a VW dune buggy.
By Jen Woo - 6 days ago
A Sea Ranch Retreat Delivers Scandinavian Style to the California Coast
A Sea Ranch Retreat Delivers Scandinavian Style to the California Coast
Grounded in the utopian Sea Ranch community, a modern vacation retreat has all the bones for blissful retirement living.
 - 21 days ago
A Modern L.A. Home Mixes California Mediterranean With Art Deco Vibes
A Modern L.A. Home Mixes California Mediterranean With Art Deco Vibes
This new two-story home in Los Angeles blends Art Deco with a modern, minimalist edge.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Matt and Jen Monroe turn a tired 1951 midcentury house in Eagle Rock into a warm, contemporary home where they now live with their two daughters.
 - a month ago
A Bay Area Eichler Home With a Greenery-Filled Atrium Lists For $850K
A Bay Area Eichler Home With a Greenery-Filled Atrium Lists For $850K
A well-preserved Eichler in Concord, California, hits the market for the first time in over 50 years.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A 1980s Farmhouse Gets a Light, Airy Revamp With Touches of Walnut
Before & After: A 1980s Farmhouse Gets a Light, Airy Revamp With Touches of Walnut
The daily rituals and routines of an empty nest couple were the starting point for the redesign of the "House for...
 - a month ago
Roofless House Directs Views Upward For Indoor/Outdoor Flow
Roofless House Directs Views Upward For Indoor/Outdoor Flow
Shielding against unwanted views, a sinuous perimeter wall in Atherton, California, focuses views on the sky and surrounding canopy.
 - a month ago
Before & After: A Classic Beach Cottage in Dana Point Becomes a Stunning Family Home
Before & After: A Classic Beach Cottage in Dana Point Becomes a Stunning Family Home
Contemporary updates transform this classic SoCal beach cottage inside and out.
 - 2 months ago
The Gross House by A. Quincy Jones Hits the Market For $2.4M
The Gross House by A. Quincy Jones Hits the Market For $2.4M
This classic midcentury home in Crestwood Hills has been beautifully restored—and it's now for sale.
 - 2 months ago
A Lovely, Light-Filled Neutra Home Just Listed For the First Time at $3M
A Lovely, Light-Filled Neutra Home Just Listed For the First Time at $3M
Neutra alert: A midcentury modern time capsule just hit market for the first time ever.
 - 2 months ago
This Light-Filled Orange County Eichler Home Just Listed For $1.1M
This Light-Filled Orange County Eichler Home Just Listed For $1.1M
A bright and beautifully updated SoCal Eichler house seeks a new owner.
 - 2 months ago
Architect Abeer Sweis Shares Fire-Resistant Building Strategies
Architect Abeer Sweis Shares Fire-Resistant Building Strategies
As wildfires threaten the West, architects are developing more resilient homes that can withstand blazes. Could fire-resistant buildings be part of the solution?
 - 2 months ago
A Thoughtfully Updated Hillside Home in L.A. Lists For $5.12M
A Thoughtfully Updated Hillside Home in L.A. Lists For $5.12M
Built by midcentury architect Albert P. Martin, this historic home comes with killer views of the Silver Lake Reservoir, not to mention an incredible 17,262-square-foot lot.
 - 2 months ago
A Delicate Renovation Revives a ’70s Beach House in Northern California
A Delicate Renovation Revives a ’70s Beach House in Northern California
Butler Armsden Architects’ retooling of a Stinson Beach retreat allows one family to bask in the outdoors.
 - 2 months ago
Snag the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway For the Reduced Price of $2.7M
Snag the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway For the Reduced Price of $2.7M
Dubbed the “House of Tomorrow” for its futuristic design, this midcentury-modern abode was once fit for The King of Rock ’n Roll.
 - 2 months ago
A Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
A Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
Lucas Design Associates and Graham Architecture renovate a 1961 midcentury in Laguna Beach, imbuing it with a rich, layered atmosphere that showcases the owners’ antique...
 - 2 months ago
Own Award-Winning Architect Greg Faulkner's Home For $4.9M
Own Award-Winning Architect Greg Faulkner's Home For $4.9M
Just 20 miles from San Francisco, nature and design merge in this masterfully sculpted, modern masterpiece.
 - 2 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A SoCal Couple Revamp Their Fixer-Upper For $63K
Budget Breakdown: A SoCal Couple Revamp Their Fixer-Upper For $63K
Not afraid to get their hands dirty, a creative couple on a budget transformed their Mission Viejo bungalow into a chic abode for their growing family.
 - 2 months ago
A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
While this 1907 home might look similar to its Victorian neighbors, just wait until you see inside.
 - 2 months ago
A Steep, Sloping Lot Becomes a Hillside Family Oasis in San Francisco
A Steep, Sloping Lot Becomes a Hillside Family Oasis in San Francisco
Perched high above the city, John Maniscalco’s Tank Hill Residence celebrates the dual experience of engaging with, as well as retreating from, urban life.
 - 2 months ago
An Updated Palm Springs Estate Lists For $2.4M
An Updated Palm Springs Estate Lists For $2.4M
Located on one of the most coveted streets in Old Las Palmas, this renovated Palm Springs estate is a study in indoor/outdoor desert living.
 - 3 months ago
Leanne Ford's Vintage Echo Park Cabin Hits the Market at $995K
Leanne Ford's Vintage Echo Park Cabin Hits the Market at $995K
This 1906 cabin, rich with Hollywood history, was recently restored by HGTV star Leanne Ford—and now the cozy bungalow is up for grabs.
 - 3 months ago
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a sustainable ranch—including an undulating glass...
 - 3 months ago
Wellness Guru Joanne Encarnacion’s Blissful A-Frame Eichler
Wellness Guru Joanne Encarnacion’s Blissful A-Frame Eichler
Pay a visit to the Bay Area’s Castro Valley to tour the sunny home and headquarters of women’s health and lifestyle coach, Joanne Encarnacion.
 - 3 months ago
High Desert House in Joshua Tree Is an Otherworldly Architectural Icon
High Desert House in Joshua Tree Is an Otherworldly Architectural Icon
A couple’s handwritten note to renowned architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg results in an iconic Leviathan of a home in the Californian desert.
 - 3 months ago
A Barn-Inspired, Modern Retreat Is Knitted Into Napa Valley
A Barn-Inspired, Modern Retreat Is Knitted Into Napa Valley
Field Architecture collaborates with Shawback Design to create a contemporary weekend retreat for a growing family in Napa Valley.
 - 3 months ago
This Hollywood Hideout Takes Cues From the Mediterranean
This Hollywood Hideout Takes Cues From the Mediterranean
For this West Hollywood abode, designer Mandy Cheng was directed to create the “luxe version of Leonard Cohen in...
 - 3 months ago
Own Comedian Adam Carolla’s Renovated L.A. Midcentury For $3.4M
Own Comedian Adam Carolla’s Renovated L.A. Midcentury For $3.4M
After a thorough renovation, American comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla has listed his Los Angeles family home.
 - 3 months ago
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
Passive solar principles, indoor/outdoor living, and a “forever home” mindset are combined in this elegant, art-filled property in Northern California.
 - 3 months ago
The Eclectic San Francisco Home of Knot Artist Windy Chien
The Eclectic San Francisco Home of Knot Artist Windy Chien
In the bustling Mission District, Windy Chien’s Victorian home bursts with creative energy.
 - 4 months ago