Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy designed Tony and Rachel Sherman’s Mill Valley, California home on top of an existing foundation that was intended for an 8,600-square-foot McMansion, but left abandoned for ten years. Photo by Noah Webb.
Architect Joe Day and his wife, Nina Hachigian, transformed a 1940s tract house in Silver Lake into a hard-edged but open home that engages the neighborhood and takes advantage of the views. Photo by Gregg Segal.
A dazzling display of colored windows wraps the custom-furniture-filled Venice, California home designed by architect Lorcan O’Herlihy for himself and his wife, Cornelia. Photo by Misha Gravenor.
This Carlsbad home has a tertiary space that space is known in traditional Japanese homes as the "engawa.” To sustain a unified look throughout, the floor and ceiling are clad in ipe wood. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
Architect Michael Maltzan designed this home in Montara, California for his sister and brother-in-law. Photo by Noah Webb.
Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. Photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol.
Simpatico Homes founder Seth Krubiner has lived in the prefab company’s nearly net-zero prototype in Emeryville, California since it was customized and lifted onsite in 2011. Photo by Jake Stangel.