About 10 years ago Stephen Haw saw the future and it was specialization. The longtime real estate agent noted there were increasingly distinct groups of buyers and sellers coming to Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities, where the majority of his business is concentrated
For the world traveler, a Beverly Hills-born Los Angeles native who lived in Paris and the Middle East along the way, coming home to the Beach Cities and digging into real estate meant doing it her way.
Kara Mann’s flair for materiality and architecture, and more importantly her feel for these things, are all present in what is effectively a lakehouse set on the Northshore of Lake Michigan.
For some, home can be an elusive concept, referring to a time or place, perhaps more than one, where we’ve felt most connected, at ease, or ourselves. For Igor Nastaskin, home is specific: It’s the Hollywood Riviera in the South Bay, where he’s lived since the 1990s, raising a family and building a flourishing real estate business along the way.
In the last six years, the two agents have traveled many roads together and recently passed yet another marker with a big brokerage move from RE/MAX Estate Properties to Corcoran Global Living.
With his hand-honed designs upending conventional notions of craft, contemporary artist-craftsman Taylor Donsker works wonders in California timber.
Laura Aviva’s New York City design studio L’Aviva Home combines luxury and savoir-faire through handmade objects with soul.
Beijing-born and New York-based Sean Zhang, who leads Ocrùm, creates furniture, lighting, mirror and decorative accessories collections with a high level of precision
I joke that my dad was like McDonald’s,” says real estate pro Marika Kalogerakis Director of Sales Terranea Real Estate. “He was in the restaurant business, but really, it was just a way for him to buy real estate.”
Interior designer, Kelly Hoppen saw her future home and channeled over a year’s worth of work into transforming the 7,000-square-foot space into what now is a showcase of her signatures.