From oceanfront properties in the Beach Cities to estates perched high atop the peninsula, the South Bay personifies the Southern California lifestyle. The Palos Verdes Peninsula (encompassing Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes) and Manhattan Beach are two of the wealthiest communities in the U.S.—with high-ranking school districts and price tags to prove it. Best known as the home of Southern California’s aerospace industry (and forward-thinking SpaceX), the South Bay also boasts an impressive number of Neutra houses (mainly on the peninsula), along with designs from Lloyd Wright and Schindler, and striking contemporary residences that deftly blend the indoor and outdoor living. Locals favor craft beer and charcuterie at Abigaile, massages at the oceanfront resort, Terrenea, and playing 18 holes at the jaw-dropping Trump National Golf Club.
By Claudine Zap It takes a sizable imagination to look at an industrial warehouse and envision it as a perfect family home. But that’s exactly what visual effects designer Ash Beck did when he bought a warehouse in Hermosa Beach, CA. He transformed what was once the location of a microchip manufacturer into a luxurious... Keep reading →