In keeping with California’s distinctive indoor-outdoor take on architectural modernism, this house creates a highly livable and private garden.
One of the great draws of living in Los Angeles is the promise of all that Southern California sunlight. Light is so much a part of midcentury modernist design that has come to define the city’s distinctive approach to architecture with its floor-to-ceiling windows and indoor-outdoor living.
California House, perched high up in the Hollywood Hills, features a butterfly-inspired rooftop that floats upon walls of glass. But the contemporary architecture that is immediately visible is only a partial view of the residence, with the rest hidden within the steep hillside.
Built into a remote hillside on California’s Central Coast, in one of the state’s last remaining undeveloped coastal areas, sits a hauntingly beautiful abode designed by Anacapa Architecture.
It doesn’t get much better than living by the ocean. Being able to look out your window and see the water, hear the waves crashing, and smell the salty air. This sort of bliss is to be found in the Sea Cliff home by Anacapa Architecture. The gorgeous 3,137-square-foot Santa Barbara home, situated on one acre of land in the coveted Sea Cliff bluff area, has captivating, unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.
Built into a hillside, Mal Paso Residence by Studio Schicketanz engages with its surroundings, with floor-to-ceiling windows line on the east and west walls to welcome the warm morning light and picturesque sunsets in the evening.
Built in California’s affluent Los Altos Hills in the 1960s, Round House by Feldman Architecture pays homage to a bygone era while celebrating modernity in its recent renovation.
With generous use of reclaimed wood, this Santa Cruz home is a relaxed modern build that channels the beachy vibes of the area and owners.