• Best of California Classical Architecture: Montecito Villa Pool

    The back yard of this classical Montecito villa by SFA Design showcases ocean views, blue mosaic pool tiles, and sculptures from Vienna.   See the Image

  • Best of California Classical Architecture: Venetian Master Bath

    No surface, even in the master bath, has been left unadorned with classical Italian style in this elegant Montecito villa by SFA Design.    See the Image

  • Best of California Classic Architecture: French Chateau Style Dining Room

    For this French Chateau style home in Beverly Hills, Designer Karla Champion of Thresholds Design asked artist Ed Pinson to create a feeling of old, worn, faded stencil-work. What's new is old again.   See the Image

  • Best of California Classical Architecture: French Chateau Ceiling Detail

    Here's a closer view of the ceiling detail designer Karla Champion devised to give the boring beige plaster walls and ceilings of a classical Beverly Hills French Chateau some corresponding style and…   See the Image

  • Best of California Classical Architecture: Florentine Sculpture

    A sculpture of Bacchus from Florence stands before views of the Channel Islands off Montecito at this classical Venetian Villa by SFA Design.   See the Image

  • Here's an example of the classical style adapted to today's clients and culture. It's an Ionic capital and entablature used in architect Erik Evens' neoclassical "House for a Numismatist."…   See the Image

  • Best of California Classical Architecture: Thomas Jefferson Inspired Neoclassical

    Erik Evens, who heads up Evens Architects and is also a founding member and former president of The Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, was inspired by the…   See the Image

  • Jay Z and Beyonce Rental: Famous Pool

    In between tours, the musical power couple is reported to have landed in this modern Trousdale mansion, which has been seen on TV numerous times.   See the Gallery

  • Jay Z and Beyonce Rental: Famous Pool

    This is the infinity pool with a huge wall of water cascading down to the next level. It's where the memorable scene from Ray Donovan was shot, in which a slimy, high powered entertainment attorney…   See the Image

  • Jay Z and Beyonce Rental: Lounge

    There are quite a few more intimate gathering spaces in the house, like this study/lounge/sitting room with the gas fireplace.   See the Image