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.
By Claire Carponen The geometric staircase in this concrete modern Santa Monica house is hard to miss – with its steel frame zig-zagging up two stories. The California property was designed by Melinda Gray in 2006 and plays with volumes with graphic lines throughout. The 5,200 sq ft Stassi Lane home lies in the coastal city of... Keep reading →
By Neal J. Leitereg Film and television composer David Buckley, whose credits include the CBS show “The Good Wife” and its spinoff “The Good Fight,” is seeking a good offer for his Santa Monica home of four years. The modern-style residence, designed by architect Melinda Gray, hit the market last month for $5.5 million. The... Keep reading →
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 →