SWEET DIGS

Sweet Digs: 1960’s Tract Home Revamped to Classic Beach Home

Sweet Digs REVAMPED DIGS A 1960’s tract home evolves into a classic beach retreat for a new generation   by Deanna Whipp   In the late 1940s, a housing shortage forced developers to search the open countryside for vacant land. Areas east of th...

Sweet Digs: Couple on a Budget Builds Their Dream Home

Sweet Digs Upside down and inside out A couple on a budget builds their dream home   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   The formula for a successful custom home project, according to Redondo Beach homeowners Michael and Julie Guzman, involves understand...

Sweet Digs: Original Hotel Redondo Cottage

Sweet Digs The McWain Home An Original Hotel Redondo Cottage   By Denise Kano   Go for a stroll along the Esplanade beachside path, and you’ll come across a commanding, brown home set slightly back from the ocean with a broad, green lawn ̵...

Sweet Digs: Palos Verdes Country Retreat

Sweet Digs SIMPLY ELEGANT A Palos Verdes remodel channels a country retreat   By Pamela Corante-Hansen   The setting: A remote warehouse in the Vermont countryside. The players: A plucky Palos Verdes Estates mom and homeowner, a Laguna Beach int...

Sweet Digs: Spanish Colonial Revival

Sweet Digs Mission Project Restoring a Spanish Colonial Revival   By Pamela Corante-Hansen   Anyone who went to grade school in the Golden State may remember learning about the missions while studying California history. For Palos Verdes Estates...

Sweet Digs: Hollywood Riviera Contemporary Home

Sweet Digs A Stretch of the Imagination Contemporary home inspires artist   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   With its reflecting pool, sculpture garden and ample white walls, the Hollywood Riviera home of Mike Wellens and his artist wife Carolyn LaLib...

Sweet Digs: Contemporary Home for Modern Family

Sweet Digs Modern Family A Contemporary Home Built for Multiple Generations   By Pamela Corante-Hansen   What does a former entertainment publicist do after wrapping up a career built on rubbing elbows with the likes of Bob Dylan and Michael Jac...

Sweet Digs: 21st Century Modern Home

SWEET DIGS 21st Century Modern Mid-Century Inspiration with a Futuristic Flair   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   A giant driveway turntable designed to spin a full-sized vehicle. A circular living room with modular leather furniture. An automated toi...

Sweet Digs: Gas Station Transformed into a Modern Prairie-style Home

SWEET DIGS Service with a View A gas station is transformed into a modern Prairie-style home   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   From the center of his spacious kitchen, Dana Ireland enjoys a panoramic vista of the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Portuguese Poi...

Sweet Digs: Miami Nice in Manhattan Beach

Sweet Digs Miami Nice A Florida family finds paradise in Manhattan Beach home   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   Florida stock trader David Leshner admits he was always curious about the West Coast. So last summer after construction was completed on h...

Sweet Digs: Toujours Manhattan Beach

Sweet Digs Toujours Manhattan Beach A European-inspired home channels Provence and Tuscany By Pamela Corante-Hansen   “I knew he couldn’t live without me,” jokes Lisa Wehrly as she recalls the office romance that brought her and her husband Dav...

Sweet Digs: Old L.A. reincarnated

Sweet Digs Old L.A. reincarnated A modern-day remodel revives the 1920s   By Pamela Corante-Hansen   Years ago, Debra Terrell would hop into her car and drive for hours through the old neighborhoods of Los Angeles – Beverlywood, Hancock Park, ...