You'd never guess this luxury beach house in Malibu is actually a double-wide trailer
By Lisa Boone, LA Times
Tessa Hendrie’s interior design career began when she was 8 years old.
“She started by redoing her bathroom,” recalls her mother, Stephanie.
It turned out so well, she encouraged Tessa to move forward with a red and black jazz-lounge-themed bedroom.
Stephanie knew her daughter was serious about interior design when she made the paint attendant at the hardware store remix a gallon of red paint “about 50 times.”
“Tessa kept saying, ‘Red is not red,’ ” her mother says now with a laugh.
An aspiring interior designer, Tessa, now 29, realized her dream eight years ago when she and her sister Alyssa, 36, purchased a rundown beach house in Dana Point...
Living in Southern California means sunny days, outdoor entertaining and maybe enjoying an ocean view or gazing at the mountains. While reviewing many of the most popular home tours we published this year in the Saturday section, there was one common thread they all shared: They welcome the light indoors.
There were homes with floor-to-ceiling windows and lighter tones, there were raised floors that boost the view, and rustic materials that bring warmth inside. There were cottage-style homes and Spanish-inspired… but what resonated most with online readers was a style that fits in well with outdoor living: Midcentury Modern.
Given that light combined with great weather is such a permanent feature in the region, it also helps to highlight the views from a one-floor house to a condo overlooking downtown and from Palm Springs to Malibu. Here are 11 of our most popular homes:
...A Malibu trailer transformed...
A look back at the most popular homes featured in 2017: Is your favorite here?
By Denise Florez, LA Times
Every OC Airbnb owner claims to be "charming," "steps to the beach", and "close to Disneyland," and while the best ones are certainly these things, they also have two qualities that distinguish them from everyone else: quirk and character. From Caribbean-inspired beach bungalows to a 30-foot sailboat, here are the Airbnbs that are attractions as much as the places people visit here for...
The Bitchin' Beach House (Dana Point)
A colorful beach bungalow, you already know you're going to have fun--maybe too much fun--at The Bitchin' Beach House. Inspired by the Caribbean, the interior consists of stained glass, and fun names are given to the rooms like "Captain's Room" (it's got a hanging-chair hammock!) and "Bamboo Room," which is decorated with furniture from a villa in Mexico and includes a handmade bed constructed with bamboo...
10 Coolest Airbnbs In Orange County
By Kristine Hoang, OC Weekly
Call Toni Real Estate Radio Show - Bitchin' Digs
Published on Jul 8, 2013, Real Estate Radio
I've spent a lot of time living and travelling throughout the United States over the last few years. It's simultaneously one of the most beautiful yet downtrodden, insane yet completely logical places on Earth. It's somehow cartoonish and completely corporate while still maintaining an undeniable sense of uniqueness.
However for all of the quirk and charm of America's smaller cities, towns and sub cultures - there's nothing that quite compares to the Californian coast. It's a mecha for the rich and famous, wannabes and never-weres and downright gorgeous to boot.
Australians who have never been, to put it in context, should imagine a place that possesses the stunning environment of the Gold Coast and the personality melting pot of Sydney...
Orange County, California
Bitchin Digs Beach Bungalo
By Sean Lynch, Web Wombat Australia
9 Tropical Orange County Porch Design Photos