Californian Homes

Before & After: A Couple’s Careful Restoration of an L.A. Midcentury Earns It Landmark Status
Before & After: A Couple’s Careful Restoration of an L.A. Midcentury Earns It Landmark Status
Acting as their own general contractors, the homeowners respectfully update architect Doug Rucker’s redwood-clad Hogan Residence.
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An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and limited budget.
A Two-Decade Renovation Recasts a Derelict Home as an Artists’ Live/Work Haven
Warren Techentin Architecture turns a wonky Los Angeles home and bungalows into the perfect place for the owners to work and raise a family.
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.
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Before & After: An Architect Upgrades a Blah Berkeley Bungalow With a Stylish Addition
By adding 450 square feet of space, architect Rudabeh Pakravan was able to completely reimagine her family’s 1926 home in West Berkeley, California.
Before & After: A Blissful Update Reinvents a 1960s Alexander Home in Palm Springs
Listed for $880K, the modernized post-and-beam home embodies quintessential Palm Springs style.
Before & After: Divine Details Help Streamline a Designer Couple’s L.A. Bungalow
A husband-and-wife team create a simple, understated home that inspires a sense of calm.
Rental Revamp: A Comedian’s L.A. Digs Get a Plush, Boudoir Treatment
Punchy colors and playful textures up the glamour in writer Mamrie Hart’s bungalow.
A Minimalist House Stands Out in a Wild Landscape
This Napa Valley residence by Feldman Architecture contrasts glass and concrete with evergreens and grasses.
A Designer’s $210K Prefab ADU Captures the Allure of California Living
Oni Lazarus of AO Studio commissions Cover to add a svelte prefab rental unit to the backyard of her Los Angeles home.
An Architect’s Ojai Home Is an Ode to Italy Wrapped in Cor-Ten Steel
An Architect’s Ojai Home Is an Ode to Italy Wrapped in Cor-Ten Steel
Architect Fred Fisher’s California residence recalls family memories of la dolce vita.
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A Midcentury Los Angeles Home With “Spider Leg” Beams Asks $1M
The 1950s home combines poured-in-place concrete walls with a post-and-beam roof.
Affording America: A Los Angeles Home Built for Just $200K Revives a Neglected Infill Lot
Lehrer Architects sets a new standard for approachable starter homes in one of the country’s most expensive markets.
A Luminous Midcentury Home and ADU in Los Angeles Ask $3.2M
The Schott House, designed by A. Quincy Jones and respectfully updated by Cory Buckner, hasn’t hit the market in 26 years.
A Hilltop Midcentury Under the Hollywood Sign Seeks $3.6M
The restored post-and-beam residence in Beachwood Canyon takes full advantage of its high perch.
A Venice Beach Granny Suite Exudes Serious West Coast Cool
A simple garage renovation becomes so much more at the hands of architecture firm Bau10.
An Impeccably Renovated Midcentury by Case Study Architect Craig Ellwood Asks $3.75M
This arresting Los Angeles–area residence echoes the style of the designer’s Case Study House #16B.
In Los Angeles, a Remixed Craftsman Bungalow Lists for $1.9M
Behind an eye-catching facade, a sun-drenched great room connects to a concrete rear addition.
For a Cool $25 Million, You Can Buy Richard Neutra’s Most Famous Palm Springs Home
The Kaufmann Desert House was meticulously restored by Marmol Radziner in the 1990s—and now it’s up for grabs.
A Historic Berkeley Midcentury Is Reborn After a Devastating Fire
A new home by Anderson Anderson Architecture captures the spirit of the 1952 residence that once stood on its site.
A Hilltop Midcentury in Berkeley With Bay Views and a Writer’s Cottage Asks $970K
Available for the first time in nearly 60 years, the home offers a glass-fronted living room with views of the San Francisco Bay.
Budget Breakdown: A Former Berkeley Commune Is Surgically Renovated for $944K
A close-knit team seismically retrofits and reimagines a 1905 residence that had suffered through years of shoddy work.
A Newly Restored Schindler Building Lists for $3.65M in L.A.
Arguably one of Schindler's most complex designs, the Falk Apartments, located on a hillside lot in Silver Lake, come with four individual units.
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.
This Yucca Valley Retreat Packed With Tile and DIY Hacks Is Pure Desert Magic
A $2 comal moonlights as a brilliant sconce in this revitalized ’80s ranch home.
An Endlessly Charming 1920s Spanish Revival Home in Silver Lake Asks $1.9M
Located just steps from the Silver Lake Reservoir, the renovated home mixes classic archetypal details with chic new finishes.
Listed for $2.65M, This Bavarian-Style “Snow Haus” Near Lake Tahoe Is the Perfect Alpine Escape
Overlooking the Truckee River, the chalet gets its name from a white stucco facade that blends into the snowy winter landscape.
A Spectacular Roger Lee Midcentury Hits the Market in Berkeley for $1.3M
The home was recently renovated by interior designer Christa Martin, who calls it “a love poem to the Berkeley...
A Daring Home Clad in Shining Copper Armor Fends Off Natural Disasters
Set in a grove of coastal oaks, this art-filled home by TOLO Architecture has survived fire and flood.
This $1.2M California Midcentury House Looks Like It Came Straight Out of “Mad Men”
Architect Gus Stamos built the canyon home for his family in 1968—and not much has changed since.