The six-bedroom home features floor-to-ceiling family room windows and 5,908 square feet of space. A natural stream runs through the nearly half-acre property.
Hillside contemporary in Hollywood Hills West features a loft-like entry overlooking an interior waterfall, a catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase.
The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home in Laguna Beach features original design details including the owners' crests and emblems, hand-painted in the early 1940s.
Designed for entertaining, the Spanish-style estate — with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and nearly five acres of grounds — takes in coastline and city views.
The two-bedroom, three-bathroom home on the Strand features beach and ocean views, curved walls of glass, a spiral staircase, media room and billiard room.
This restored Spanish Revival-style house in Hollywood Hills reflects its 1920s vintage with a Malibu tile fireplace, period lighting and hand-crafted doors.
Set on a ridge in the Hollywood Hills, the Michael Gantert Residence takes full advantage of its dramatic viewpoint. The cantilevered steel-and-glass house, built in the early '80s, was one of the last designed by Case Study architect Pierre Koenig.
The Newhall Mansion, originally built in the 1890s, burned down three decades ago but was meticulously reconstructed. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sits on 10 acres.
The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house in Pasadena's South Orange Grove area was built in 1920 for industrialist James Wigmore. It lists for $2,875,000.
A.F. Leicht designed quirky Spanish Revival houses in Los Angeles, and one of them is a Los Feliz villa with rounded rooms, fancifully shaped French doors and an elliptical master bathroom.
The sprawling home built for the former owners of Architectural Digest connects the indoors and outdoors through the extensive use of glass walls and doors.
A Mediterranean Revival estate in Pomona's Ganesha Hills built in 1930 for Cora Armour, a prominent local resident, retains the trappings of an earlier elegance.
Mature Cypresses line the driveway of a classic Italian villa in a gated community in Long Beach. An arched entrance opens to soaring ceilings hand-painted by artisans.
This English Tudor Revival-style home was built in 1925 for D.M. Linnard, who owned and managed the Huntington Hotel. Today, Valley View Cottage is one of 13 houses making up the Huntington Circle community adjacent to the Langham Huntington.
A gated Pacific Palisades compound consists of a four-bedroom main house, two-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool and a sports court on a third of an acre.
The Sidney R. Troxell House in Pacific Palisades, designed by Modernist architect Richard Neutra, is listed at $3.95 million. Expanded and restored last decade, the house retains its midcentury qualities.
Set on a corner lot in Manhattan Beach's Hill Section, this modernist house makes the most of walls of windows that frame the ocean views. The U-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure centers on a walled interior courtyard that the living space surrounds.
Cooks Pointe estate, sometimes mistaken in the past for a lighthouse from its bluff-top perch in Dana Point, blends old and contemporary in a three-structure compound.
Centered on a century-old Moreton Bay fig tree, this neo-Craftsman looks at home among the historic estates of Pasadena. Wood beams, floors, built-ins and ceilings continue the contemporary take on Arts and Crafts architecture inside.
Designed by architect John Lautner, the restored Polin House opens to mature trees, gardens and terraces. Constructed using a steel truss support system, the interior walls are not load-bearing, creating flexible space.
Sited on a ridge top with city-to-ocean views, this Craftsman-exterior home was designed for its previous owner, actor James Woods. Inside, architect Lise Claiborne Matthews created the element of surprise with light-filled, contemporary interiors and bands of inland mahogany on the walls.
A three-story glass, steel and concrete contemporary house atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula with expansive views of the Los Angeles Basin and the coastline is on the market for $5.5 million.
An early work of modernist Ed Niles, this redwood-and-glass house sits on a ridge top to take advantage of the views. The Malibu architect is known for creating homes that connect to the outdoors and maximize the use of natural light.
Accessed by a driveway bridge, this downtown-close contemporary was constructed on a lot previously considered unbuildable because of the steep grade. The newly built house is recessed into the site and designed with the garage on top to minimize obstruction of the neighbors' views.
This five-structure family compound in the gated Hollister Ranch community near Santa Barbara encompasses a valley with 100-year-old oaks and spring-fed creeks.
A custom-built ship's den with floor-to-ceiling wood and a 550-gallon saltwater aquarium along one wall sits at the heart of this renovated Colonial in the Naples area of Long Beach. The gated property has views of Alamitos Bay and 400 feet of waterfront.
This massive gated compound was once part of the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station, which produced classified films and still photos of nuclear experiments after World War II. Today the Sunset Strip-area residential space includes art galleries, a theater and a sound stage.
A 7-year-old Palos Verdes Estates home overlooking Santa Monica Bay has classic touches such as marble floors and fireplaces but contains the finest modern amenities.
A 3,800-square-foot, two-story 1982 structure in Escondido that was designed by Norm Applebaum blends different woods and walls of glass to take advantage of the views of the lush greenery and rocky hillsides.
The owner has done a good job of preserving the floor plan and vibrant details that give character to the 1920s-era Mediterranean house in San Marino; this is no creaky holdover or retro makeover.
The summer home of George Grant Hoag, an early J.C. Penney executive, was built in 1929, and much of it has been restored to its original splendor. The current, longtime owners raised their children and have held weddings here.