The ocean is everywhere—its special light, air and atmosphere are palpable along this friendly street where neighbors gather freely for outdoor gatherings, particularly at sunset.
Architect Richard Neutra was known for his laser-like focus on the wants of his clients, and faithfully integrating them into his designs. Kaufmann House in Palm Springs was no different.
Here, in Lower Mandeville Canyon, just a quarter-mile from Sunset Boulevard, one finds a long tree-lined driveway that angles upwards to the tranquil estate at 1744 Reedvale Lane.
“I have the most amazing playground in the world right in front of the house,” says David James, owner of a contemporary Manhattan Beach dwelling that he commissioned prolific Beach Cities architect Michael Lee to design.
The sunlit Palos Verdes villa offered by Megan Neel—approximately 11,000 square feet in size—is perched on approximately 200 feet of peninsula oceanfront, and no matter where one roams on the five-bedroom property, one is always aware of this happy fact.
520 13th Street is a striking new Manhattan Beach home, steps from downtown and with a neat floorplan marked by strong lines decked in super-fine features, notably Italian marble, exemplifies this idea offered by Lauren Forbes and John Corrales of Compass.
Crafting 704 Pacific Avenue was a considerable project, involving tight collaboration among the designer, contractor, and homeowner, the latter credited as “the driver on this project” by Jon Starr and offered by Jennifer Caras of Vista Sotheby’s.
Eye-catching at the curb, its sharply angular lines are dressed in a Modernist contrast of polished wood planes, abundant glass and rough, sand-hued stone. Inside, the residence is home to a custom, well-outfitted interior that spans four levels, all filled with carefree views and natural light.
The iconic Kaffirboom coral trees that stretch over the residential streets of the northern end of Santa Monica telegraph the area’s unerring elegance and quiet grace.
It takes a while of living in a home to capture its essence, and for homeowners, Blake and Tricia, the charms of this six-bedroom Doug Leach-designed residence, approximately 6,000 square feet in size, have much to do with its desirable blend of family-friendly practicality mixed with luxe features and an elevated design sensibility.