The myth of Southern California thrives on dreams filled with water and warmed by the sun, drenched in luxury, and characterized by ease. In these fantasies, each new day begins with a vision of the sun-sparkled sea, a scenic beach vista is the backdrop to a drive into town, and shaking off the cares of the day is as simple as grabbing a surfboard and heading out to catch a few waves before dinner.
Fantasies of life set in Southern California inevitably involve water. It might be a pool, its mirrored finish punctuating a green lawn. It might be the ocean, pounding away at the shore, its foaming waves full of promise.
All the charms of small-town living coupled with access to some of the most legendary waves in the country. If this is your dream, welcome. You’ve arrived at 27234 Pacific Coast Highway.
ON THE COVER A Study in Serenity: Spanning two parcels in one of Malibu’s hidden coves and framing breathtaking ocean views, this stunning home, designed by internationally renowned architect Chad Oppenheim, is the essence of uncommon luxury
Santiago Arana of The Agency grew up in Bolivia, moving to Los Angeles starting as a waiter to become one the areas most influential and highest producing Realtors in the nation, working with A-List Celebrities and the worlds most popular figures including LeBron James and Lady Gaga.
With its vast acreage—a rare spread of five acres—and privacy that’s afforded beyond its curving, gated driveway, this Palos Verdes retreat is a nature-filled escape from the crowds. And quite a bit more.
Originally built bye architect David Tenneson Rich in 1959, for basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, 830 Leonard Road is a spectacular example of the mid-century modern style that flourished in Southern California and introduced the concept of indoor-outdoor living.
Airy, spacious, imbued with tranquil views—strikingly contemporary homes immersed in nature and natural light capturing the upper echelons of indoor / outdoor landscape design.
ON THE COVER a Tropical Retreat in Malibu Offered by Chris Cortazzo of Compass, and Laura Kalb of Hilton & Hyland. In this edition of Westside DIGS Magazine discover Los Angeles luxury homes and celebrity homes for sale and top agents that represent them.
Why long for escape in far-flung locations when there is a home offering the amenities of a fantasy vacation within immediate reach? A house that is both private and accessible, grand and intimate, near the beach but tucked into the woods, centrally located but also remote.