Californian Homes

Ahead of Retirement, a Los Angeles Couple Reimagine Their Home for What’s Next
Ahead of Retirement, a Los Angeles Couple Reimagine Their Home for What’s Next
Aalso Architects and HYCArch turn a single-story Spanish-style residence into an idyllic haven for aging in place.
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A Rock Drummer With an Eye for Modernism Tunes Up a Los Angeles Midcentury
Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys has a penchant for throwback film and design; interior designer Corinne Mathern used it to revive an L.A. classic.
Before & After: A Ranch-Style Home in San Jose Gets an Infusion of Caribbean Cool
To renovate the suburban California residence, interior designer Cathie Hong introduced a color palette that evokes the family’s tropical heritage.
A Marvelous Steel-and-Glass Midcentury Asks $5 Million in Los Angeles
A Marvelous Steel-and-Glass Midcentury Asks $5 Million in Los Angeles
Built by local modernist architect Bernard Zimmerman for celebrity clothier Leland Zeidler, the 4,400-square-foot home features glass-enclosed spaces that frame views of the...
A Redwood-Clad Residence Asks $2.8 Million in Venice, California
Situated blocks from Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the boxy residence at 659 Broadway Street features three levels and a large rooftop deck.
It Took More Than a Decade for This San Francisco Home to Feel Complete
John Kleman and Georgianna Salz-Kleman create the house of their dreams with hard work, strategic planning, and the right opportunity.
A Resilient Residence Replaces a Home Destroyed by Wildfire in Northern California
After a devastating blaze, a Napa Valley couple rebuild with durability in mind.
Construction Diary: A Stylist and a Photographer Reenvision a 1950s Bungalow
A Los Angeles family shares lessons they learned from renovating during a turbulent year.
Before & After: A Los Angeles Home Gets a Dazzling Makeover—and Hits the Market for $1.7M
A sculptural timber staircase, airy spaces, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen define this Eagle Rock residence.
A Color-Blocked ADU in Los Angeles Takes a Cue From Talking Heads
The 750-square-foot home, aptly named Stop Making Sense, recalls the chunky proportions of David Byrne’s iconic gray suit.
A Dahlia Farmer’s Tiny Home Comes Into Bloom in Northern California
A Dahlia Farmer’s Tiny Home Comes Into Bloom in Northern California
In a field of flowers in Sonoma County, Tru Form Tiny plants a 364-square-foot house that’s packed with storage, style, and charm.
A Prefab in Santa Ynez Provides a Retired Couple With the Perfect California Retreat
On a remote hillside in wine country, a Los Angeles couple build an energy-efficient prefab with stunning views.
A Net-Zero Building in Silicon Valley Gracefully Encompasses Both Work and Play
636 Waverley’s “ribbon” of concrete defines bright, pleasant spaces while providing weather protection.
A Bold Circular Home Radiates Outward From Its Futuristic Kitchen
Feldman Architecture reimagines a 1960s residence that hovers over a nature preserve in California’s Bay Area.
A New Build for a Young Southern California Family Is All About Playful Pairings
Massive concrete pendants and an organic blend of Texas limestone, board-formed concrete, and cedar are only some of the surprises in this Newport Beach home.
An Architect Helps Longtime Family Friends Rebuild After a California Wildfire
Risa Boyer designs a tiny, light-filled cabin for a retired couple after a devastating fire.
Travel Back in Time to William F. Cody’s Now-Razed Desert Modern
Featured in Monacelli’s new book, “Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody,” the 1963 Shamel Residence was emblematic of postwar Palm Springs.
A Two-Unit ADU in Los Angeles Offers Inspired Spaces for Creative Tenants
Architect Max Kuo transforms a back house and garage into a white-gabled duplex for a diverse mix of residents.
A 1965 Craig Ellwood Home With an Original Koi Pond Is Restored in Los Angeles
Woods + Dangaran’s exacting restoration of the Moore House captures the spirit of California modernism.
A Creative Couple’s Backyard ADU Makes Room for a Gallery and Art Studio
Cleverly repurposing an existing garage, this flexible space in Santa Monica, California, allows the pair to work, recharge, and host family and friends.
An Electric Blue Addition Punches Up a 1930s Bungalow in L.A.
Productora and Part Office revitalize an Elysian Heights home with bright metal siding and a sawtooth roof.
A War-Era Prefab Makes Way for a Breezy Bungalow in Los Angeles
Built atop the footprint of a home constructed during World War I, Pink House by And And And Studio captures the essence of California living.
A Sustainable Renovation of a Los Angeles Midcentury Channels Its Designers’ Utopian Ideals
The principles of the Wonderland Park community and the owner’s interest in renewable energy inspired this transformation by Assembledge+.
A California Designer Creates a Home That Will Last a Lifetime
For her cheerful, butterfly-roofed house, designer Susie St. John thinks ahead with an entry ramp and wheelchair-accessible halls and showers.
Before & After: A Surfer’s San Francisco Home Helps Keep an Eye on the Waves
Levy Art & Architecture transforms a disjointed Marina-style house into a laidback lookout on Ocean Beach.
In Los Angeles, a Midcentury Homage Is Capped With a “Floating Roof”
GLUCK+ builds on the language of iconic design with a family home in the Hollywood Hills.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
A Desert Charmer With Airbnb Clout Is Up for Sale at $899K
After buying a decrepit property in the peaceful California desert, designer Kelly Kai turned it into a chic destination rental.
Construction Diary: A Midcentury Ranch in L.A. Becomes a Young Family’s Japandi Dream Home
Working Holiday Studio’s Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown strike out to transform a lackluster house during the pandemic.
A 1940s Los Angeles Home Levels Up With an Energy-Efficient Revamp
Alloi Architecture + Construction revives an outdated residence with sustainable features and a reworked layout.
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