Sunday's WEST magazine, in the LA Times, was the Home/Design issue. This time around, it was all about "dreamscapes." They featured four different homes that have incredible views of the different geography that can all be found in the LA area (Ocean,desert, mountain, hillside). The cover story was of the home of Jerry and Doreen Rochman, who live in the Pacific Palisades, and have an angular contemporary home with views of the ocean. We are drooling over all the mitered glass corner windows throughout the house. There's a cool 360 degree interactive view on the website.
The next house was our personal favorite, set in the desert. Located in the Palm Springs, it overlooks the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, with views of the Salton Sea. More than 50% of the house is glass, and features high performance Solarban 60 Low-E glass that is very energy efficient.
Then there was a home in the Santa Monica mountains that has views of the Malibu Mountains. It's a two story glass and wood frame home that is has a long rectangular design, which ensures that each room gets a good view.
Finally, there they showed a home that used to be the studio of mid-century architect, Thornton ladd. It has views of the Rose Bowl and San Fernando Valley. LA architect Marmol Radziner + Associates worked on its transformation. Read more about all these homes here.