Thanks to its perfect climate, stunning views of the Pacific, and Art Deco and Streamline Moderne buildings, Santa Monica feels like a permanent vacation. Take in eclectic concerts and nostalgic movies screenings on the bustling pier, grab a steak at the historic dive bar Chez Jay, and shop for boho-chic threads at Planet Blue on Montana Avenue. Eco-conscious, bike-able, and family-friendly, the local school district maintains eight public elementary schools, two middle and high schools, and top private schools such as Crossroads, New Roads, and Carlthorp, among others. Modern architects such as GrayMatter, Kanner Architects, and Michael Folonis Architects are based here and you’ll find plenty of Craftsman, Mediterranean Revival, Victorian, and Mid-Century Modern homes in the area (along with the controversial Frank Gehry House). Don’t miss La Mesa Drive, a six-block street, lined with gems like the historic Strick House by Oscar Niemeyer.
Are you dreaming of a modern retreat in coveted Santa Monica? Or perhaps you’re house hunting over on the Eastside. In that case, we have some potential dream homes for you to explore. There’s a little something for everyone – and all available to tour virtually. Matterport by Ambient Light Studios | Represented by Frank... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor 562 Stassi Lane, Santa Monica 90402 Specs: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms; 5,228 square feet Asking price: $5.5 million Description: Featured in Architectural Digest, this Santa Monica Canyon residence was designed by architect Melinda Gray in 2006. Features include movable walls of glass, hardwood floors, a professional-grade kitchen, a loft/library, a music studio, multiple decks and patios,... Keep reading →
As one of the most sprawling cities on Earth, Los Angeles living can mean anything from a luxury high rise in West Hollywood to an artists’ duplex on the Eastside. With every type of neighborhood and community imaginable, and freeways connecting us all, the hardest part is finding the right place for your style and... Keep reading →
By Loren Talbot Santa Monica, California. This sculptural steel, glass, and concrete home was built in 2008. The four-bedroom house features exposed metal beams, glass doors framed in mahogany, walnut floors, and Venetian plaster walls; a steel-framed glass bridge connects the front and back. The Santa Monica Canyon lot includes native landscaping and a pool bordered by tall... Keep reading →
High on a bluff in Pacific Palisades is a narrow, hedged lane off of Chautauqua Boulevard that contains some of the most radical and important 20th Century residential architecture in the country– a cluster of Case Study House projects, instigated in the late ’40s by Art + Architecture Magazine’s John Entenza and designed by Richard Neutra,... Keep reading →