Posts by Candace Abbott

San Diego is celebrated for its laidback vibe and it’s beautiful beaches, but it’s also revered for it’s downtown scene or as most know it, the Gaslamp Quarter. Well, there’s a new locale in town, one that’s blending design, luxury and an all around good time.

Surely every designer has a story, but on the cusp of Mother’s Day, it’s the story about their moms that we’re eager to hear. We managed to catch up with a few of our favorite designers and asked them how their mothers influenced their design career.

 Where: 222 20th Street Santa Monica Asking: $7,795,000What: Bringing traditional East Coast architectural charm to Santa Monica, this Ken Ungar designed home is a coveted piece of real estate for a multitude of reasons.

California living can easily be summed up in one word: easy.

Where: 2061 De Mille Drive, Los Feliz Asking: $10,750,000What: Many things in life are inevitable.

Where: Studio City Architectural EstateAsking: $4,850,000What: Most Angelenos know the beauty of living in Studio City, where you’re just over the hill from the hustle and bustle of the city, dwelling in a town that’s as much cosmopolitan and cool as it is quaint and utterly charming.

One of the best things about California is the variety.

Where: Yellow Hill Retreat, MalibuAsking: $12,500,000What: The burgeoning question of “what does $12 million get you in Los Angeles” is no doubt answered in Yellow Hill Retreat.

Palm Springs Modernism Week is officially underway. As designers, design enthusiasts, friends of design and the who’s who of the design community come together, there is no doubt that many will leave inspired and craving something new or old.

Where: Villa Sogno, MalibuAsking: Upon requestWhat: When you want to feel like you’re on top of the world, your home ought to reflect that. Set your sights on Villa Sogno, a freshly built 11,000 square foot Tuscan-style villa sitting beautifully on its own bluff along the Malibu Coast.