French Tryst: An Ideal Home for the Romantic Shopaholic

Perched in the Newport Coast hills, this contemporized country French home encompasses more than 13,000 square feet and offers stunning details, such as Venetian plastered walls and a limestone-encased master-bedroom fireplace. Still, it never feels ostentatious.
Villa di Sogni

A Home of Italian Splendor: Experience 15th Century Florence Without Jet Lag

Villa di Sogni—“House of Dreams”—lives up to its name. A classical estate evoking the 15th century, it looks as if it were transplanted from a hillside in Florence.

Century-Old Cliffside Stunner has a Mission Inn Pedigree

Called Mariona, this estate is a unique melding of Mission-Mediterranean-Craftsman styles. The historic main house conforms to the craggy cliff, some 50 feet above the surf. Built between 1918 and ’21 for $100,000, its five irregularly shaped bedrooms and 4½ baths meander up and around various staircases and passageways.

Back Bay Wine Estate: That Wall-Mounted Lamborghini

What would you do with a ’74 lamborghini after the engine dies? The first thing that catches your eye in this concrete, steel, and glass contemporary retreat is the Lamborghini bolted to the wall. A jet-black 1974 Countach, to be precise.

The Crown of the Sea: Coastal Contemporary Curvilinear Elegance at Water’s Edge

Built into a cliff next to a footpath that leads to Little Corona Beach, the house called Crown of the Sea is nearly invisible from the street. Such modesty only amplifies the jaw-dropping effect of stepping inside the front door—a 270-degree ocean panorama through floor-to-ceiling windows.

New Home Shopping Obsession: Cisco Home

All right, it’s official: Cisco Home has opened its doors in Costa Mesa and I am in love.Based in L.A. and finally arriving here...

O.C. Home: Change Artists

Prospective buyers don’t always end up with the storied homes of their dreams. They usually take their newfound digs—however imperfect—and make them their own. Such was the case for Dean and Carla Soll. With three children, her live-in parents, and five cars to juggle, they needed more room, so in 2009, they began searching for a property.