SWEET DIGS

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, ...

Sweet Digs: Tall-and-Skinny 2.0

Sweet Digs Tall-and-Skinny 2.0 A 1960s model with good bones has some work done   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   Dave McCarroll apologizes for the mess as he escorts visitors into his Hermosa Beach home. In his parlance, ‘mess’ refers not to pil...

Sweet Digs: Spain on The Strand

SWEET DIGS Spain on The Strand A renovation honors the home’s heritage   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   New York transplant Kevin Shields knew it would be a challenge to convince his Southern California-born fiancée to abandon Bel Air for Manhatt...

SWEET DIGS: Prairie meets Bali in the Hollywood Riviera

SWEET DIGS Prairie meets Bali In the Hollywood Riviera   by Pamela Corante-Hansen   Surrounded by boxes on the first night in their custom Hollywood Riviera home, Andy and Christine Balk were treated to an unexpected bonus. A dazzling sunset over th...