Inside a Southern California Contemporary

A common architectural myth holds that a modernist home—with its crisp right angles and clean rectilinear lines—will necessarily be short on warmth and comfort. This contemporary residence designed by the esteemed firm of Woods + Dangaran puts that misconception to rest: the three-level tour de force is predictably chic, streamlined, and sophisticated, but carefully chosen organic materials—rough-hewn limestone, rift-oak paneling, DuChateau wood flooring, a pebble-based reflecting pool—create earthy, grounding, softening effects while allowing the home to remain resolutely stylish.

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