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.
With summer just around the corner, the weather is heating up and so are our listings! Whether it be a sparkling swimming pool, a rooftop deck or even an outdoor fireplace, there’s a little something for every aspiring entertainer. Explore a sleek modern residence in Pasadena with an inviting Infinity pool. Don’t miss the English... Keep reading →
by Brian Libby Though it measures just 1,216 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths, this classic Mid-Century by architect William Wallace Reid feels larger. Maybe that’s because, in classic Southern California fashion, the indoor spaces are just the beginning for this Santa Monica residence. Located only a half mile from the public Will... Keep reading →
By Wendy Bowman William Wallace Reid never achieved the same level of acting success as his parents — silent film stars Dorothy Davenport and Wallace Reid, both popular players at Universal Pictures during the 1910s — but he did wind up with quite a flair for the dramatic, a flair he funneled into architecture. Reid... Keep reading →
This week, enjoy a curated catalog of some of our most impressive properties located primarily on the Westside and one standout home in Los Feliz. Spanning across history and style from mid- century moderns, a Mexican mission-style estate, to the Freeman House, a Frank Lloyd Wright original built in the Hollywood Hills. These residences are... Keep reading →
The dog days of Summer may be behind us, but our listings are hotter than ever! Whether it be a sparkling swimming pool, a rooftop deck or even a fire pit, there’s a little something for every aspiring outdoor entertainer. Take a video tour of a Streamline Moderne stunner with plenty of outdoor patio space... Keep reading →