Journeying from his birthplace of Rome, Italy to Boston, where he was raised and then later on, to Los Angeles to attend college, Marco Rufo figured he would study business and return to the East Coast to build a career.
You long for a private, sprawling, beautifully-designed property with resort-style recreational amenities. You envision it perched on a high promontory that offers ocean-drenched views that follow you from day to night. And it’s setting!
ON THE COVER Past Perfect: An impeccably updated midcentury modern home in Crestwood Hills offers expansive views, a sprawling pool, gracious living and inspirational work from home space presented by Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates.
Purported to have worked with Richard Neutra, Ray Osoling designed and crafted his dream house, with the help of his daughter Karla, constructing an oasis soaked in treetop views.
Characterized by their residential feel and filled with natural light, the 148 rooms and suites of Downtown LA Proper Hotel feature vintage and custom-made pieces of furniture and hand-applied plaster detailing in an atmosphere where a warm palette of charcoals and mauves prevails.
Award-winning architectural firm Marmol Radziner’s designs are predicated on embracing a site’s natural surroundings, facilitating strong connections between indoors and out, and a commitment to green building.
Floating above the city and offering 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains, The One a 105,000-square-foot house is a record-breaker. It took a decade to create what is the largest single-family residence ever built.
ON THE COVER A Perfect World: Perched on a cliff overlooking Malibu’s exclusive Paradise Cove, this exquisitely architectural private compound, easily mistaken for a boutique hotel, offers all the amenities of a five star resort presented by Chris Cortazzo of Compass.
The sparkling four-mile stretch of the Strand that snakes along the coast of the Pacific Ocean through the Beach Cities is a natural setting to envision building one’s dream home. At least it was for the entrepreneur who purchased 732 The Strand and set about building a bespoke beach home for him and his family.
Here is a property beyond your wildest dreams, commanding gorgeous ocean views from its perch on a private bluff just above Paradise Cove. Behind its elegant front gates, this address hides an oasis of serenity. Sprawling over 2.5 lush acres, it easily rivals the world’s finest five-star resorts.