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 Jessica Estrada If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to cook more often, these five downright gorgeous kitchens are all the inspiration you need to make good on that promise. If that beachy, California cool lifestyle is what you crave, look no further than this Santa Monica abode. It epitomizes the laid-back yet... Keep reading →
By Lauren Beale Tropical landscaping surrounds this gated, modern version of an International-style house. Blending European and Pacific Island sensibilities, the home has a resort vibe with its roof deck and 360-degree views. The lower level is designed for entertaining and includes a guest suite. Address: 235 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica 90402 Price: $3.775 million To read the full... Keep reading →
The 4th annual WestEdge Design Fair returns to Los Angeles November 3-6, presenting a not-to-be-missed event for industry professionals and design aficionados alike. WestEdge features 150+ premium design brands in Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar venue showcasing the latest products and design ideas for the home. Design seminars and exhibitions, culinary demonstrations, book signings and special... Keep reading →
A blending of the timeless California design of indoor/outdoor sixties architecture, and a recent complete remodel and decor from the gifted eye of Owner/Partner of the Diva Group in Beverly Hills, “A leading destination of luxury lifestyle”, this single level house delivers what everyone desires. Immersed by quintessential views of the Pacific coastline and bordering... Keep reading →
By Bonnie McCarthy Tucked into the Santa Monica Canyon hillside, this renovated two-story maximizes square footage with an indoor-outdoor floor plan, high ceilings and abundant natural light. A floating staircase, gourmet kitchen and luxury master bath are hallmarks of the home’s contemporary design. Address: 420 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, 90402 Price: $2.35 million Built: 1954 Lot size: 7,802... Keep reading →