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$2.4M for a Cali Contemporary House




    After admiring a European-style home in Florida that interior designer and general contractor Gail Claridge built for her daughter Linda Hogan, the homeowners of this 10-acre estate just north of Los Angeles tapped Gail to fashion their magnificent French chateau. With panoramic vistas of the Santa Monica Mountains, the residence boasts a three-story garden room, pavilion for outdoor entertaining, infinity pool and caretaker's cottage. For more information about this property, please contact broker Lou Woolf of Rodeo Realty at 866.Get.Wolf or 310.873.1534. (Published Monday, Sep 27, 2010)

    Clean, cool, California glass yields stunning coastal views in this contemporary remodel, just three blocks from Laguna Beach. Ideal for those who entertain at home, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 350 square-foot single-family home boasts airy, 12" ceilings, built-in cabinetry, natural  stone surfaces and a walk-in wet bar in the main living area, whose  clerestory windows overlook the surf and sand; a large formal dining room plays host to your best dinner parties. A chef's delight, the gourmet kitchen  features dual ovens, a warming drawer, sub-zero fridge and plenty of storage  space in the form of cherry finished cabinetry. Skylights, hardwood flooring and spa tubs throughout complete the back-to-nature feel. An extra-special  feature for the artistically inclined, an in-house photography studio could easily convert to a third bedroom. Surrounded by an environment as stunning as this one though, why bother? Snap away!