About the book
Southern California—blessed with enviable natural beauty and a cinematic design heritage—sets the stage for a grand illustrated volume, the follow-up to William Hefner’s California Homes. Eleven special homes showcase new work from the last decade, spanning contemporary to traditional and city to country estates. Modern readings of classical architecture share pages with iconic modern classics, demonstrating how Hefner brings daring form into harmony with elegant simplicity. Ever-present is a reverence for honest placemaking in California’s stunning landscapes. In these pages, homes inside and out merge into complete aesthetic experiences that reflect a unique, often progressive vision for each discriminating client. This impressive monograph reveals an architect and designer working at the height of his powers, with a depth of character born of a California spirit, and a range that transcends what we think of as California style.