Downstairs at the new Ace Hotel in LA, all is civilized. But take the elevator up 14 stories to the rooftop lounge, where the music is playing and a bar and pool await, and things really get going.

In the hands of a skilled architect and interested developers, what could have been an ordinary condominium project is exactly the opposite.

We love a designer with a propensity for black and is not afraid to use it.

There are Francophiles, Anglophiles, and something we like to call Danophiles—those obsessed with Danish design.

Here's the best of the best happening in the Golden State.

Designed by the firm of Byles & Weston and substantially - but sensitively – rehabilitated about five years ago, this Pasadena house on the market and open Sunday, July 20 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Ignore the staging, because the basic bones of this Mid-Century Modern are exceptional– as are the views. New to the market, asking $1.7M and open Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

A guide to blending European styles, periods, elements, and materials with the West Coast aesthetic.

San Francisco’s Thomas Church was one of the great Modern landscape designers to emerge after WWII. From 1967 to 1970 he personally supervised the installation of this garden at a sprawling Post & Beam house in Woodside – and Oak Hill is now on the market, asking $6.5M.

Combining two decades of commercial and residential design experience, studio hatch strikes the delicate balance between purpose and innovation.


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