About the book
Lavishly illustrated and richly detailed, this book takes readers on an intimate tour of nine exceptional California homes designed by Los Angeles-based master architect, William Hefner. From French Provincial to romantic evocations of Old Hollywood to lofty modern, the featured homes share the timeless elegance and attention to detail common to all of Hefner’s work. Architectural process is described throughout with a deep appreciation for the craft of building and a refined use of natural materials. Interiors and outdoor spaces welcome modern living with intimacy, warmth, and essential California comfort. Hefner’s houses are luxurious, though he practices a personal, livable form of luxury that embraces rather than distances.