This hilltop retreat in Santa Barbara County blends Modernist style and minimalist architecture to striking effect. Retractable walls permit uninterrupted panoramic views of the surroundings. A two-bedroom guesthouse and a multiroom cabana share the 40-acre site with the glass-clad main house.Read more
Given Abigail Ratchford's social media prowess — the model has about 11 million followers between Instagram, Twitter and Facebook — her method of documenting the renovation of her Beverly Hills home is not surprising.
"I put Snapchat videos up on the whole process — while walls were being painted and furniture was being delivered," she said.Read more
How much house does $900,000 buy in the Orange County real estate market? In Anaheim Hills, that amount could get you a remodeled four-bedroom; in Cypress, a newer mission-style home; and in Dana Point, a house in the gated Monarch Beach community.Read more
Andy Heyward, the producer, writer and chief executive of the entertainment company Genius Brands International, has listed his home in Bel-Air for sale for $10.495 million.
Heyward, who co-created the “Inspector Gadget” cartoon series, bought the property from Jay Penske, founder of Penske Media Corp., two years ago for $7.25 million, records show.Read more
Here’s one for parents of teenagers: a wine room with a thumbprint recognition lock. This modern Spanish house in Beverly Grove sets an elegant tone with wood-beamed high ceilings and sweeping interior arches. At the heart of the two-story home is a spacious kitchen and family room that overlook a swimming pool and spa in the backyard.Read more
Sean McVay, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, has bought a home in Encino for $2.71 million.
Set on a corner lot, the contemporary-style home was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining and features pocketing glass doors, a swimming pool and a covered patio. A row of built-in benches lines a pavilion above the swimming pool.Read more