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.
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles accelerates scientific collaboration, facilitates job creation and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean. Built on a historic pier with access to the deep ocean, AltaSea’s 35-acre campus brings people together to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related business; and pioneer new... Keep reading →
The Wayfarers Chapel, designed by Lloyd Wright (son of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright) and built by the Swedenborgian Church, is a Los Angeles gem of exquisite beauty and spirituality. This 64-year old church, a most unusual work of architectural art made almost entirely of glass, radiates transparency, friendship and community.
Manhattan house is a neighborhood restaurant with a passion for artisanal food and drinks. Its community garden provides Chef Diana Stavaridis with the hyper-local seasonal produce she needs to create scratch-made dishes while also promoting food sustainability. As for the interior, the space features aged cedar reclaimed from old Hollywood Bowl seats, with an industrial... Keep reading →
Built in 1985, today we tour the Kilbury Residence in Palos Verdes Estates. Designed by Richard Neutra, this mid-century modern home went on the market for the first time in 2014. The two-story house was photographed by famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Here’s a look inside.
Sausal is named after Rancho Sausal Redondo (Round Willow Ranch), the vast farmstead that once encompassed El Segundo and most of the South Bay. The name Sausal promises the experience of a deep multi-cultural palate reaching back before California was a part of the United States – back when the citizens of Spain and Mexico... Keep reading →