All over the world, homeowners try and emulate the light and feel of Los Angeles. It's the kind of bright, sun-filled light that can only be refracted in a place that gets 300 plus days of perfect weather every year, rarely dipping below 60 degrees. Here are 26 examples of those lucky enough to have carved out a slice of that quintessential Cali sun for themselves — and the charming homes they've made to rise to the occasion.
1. Post-and-Beam Beauty
TAKE THE TOUR: This midcentury post-and-beam honors its extraordinary architectural history, and its incredible 180-degree views of lush gardens and the city below, against a stunning backdrop — the San Gabriel Mountains.
2. Warm Midcentury Silver Lake at its Finest
3. Quintessential Dreamy L.A. Loft
4. Bungalow Love
5. Mount Washington Wonderland
6. Modern Spanish Style at its Best
7. Eclectic 1940s Glam
TAKE THE TOUR: This California classic 1940s-era apartment in Beverly Hills is a maximalist's dream with its eclectic mix of collectibles, antiques, and art — all with personal connections to its artistic L.A. homeowners.
8. Walkable Venice
9. Curved Walls, Neutral Palette
10. Global Sensibilities
11. A Barn to Call Home
12. Hollywood Hills Hideaway
13. Bold Brentwood Stunner
14. Topanga Canyon Love Nest
15. Suburban Bungalow to Sleek Farmhouse
16. Silver Lake Cottage With a Past
17. Personal Reflection in the Hills
18. Bare Necessities in Echo Park
TAKE THE TOUR: "Because we moved so much the last few years, our furniture and belongings were really paired down to things we loved and felt were important," said owner slash ceramicist Kelley Burnett of her minimalist decor.
19. Pattern Play
TAKE THE TOUR: This historic westside bungalow takes pattern play to all-new levels, especially in the bedroom — with bright bedding from Anthropologie and a black-and-gray Crate and Barrel rug for balance.
20. Santa Monica Cool
TAKE THE TOUR: The owner was excited at the chance to mix her own style with the original midcentury modern architecture — the end result is cool, collected, and hits the sweet spot between past and present.
21. California Bohemian
22. Quaint, Minimalist Studio
23. Quiet Luxury in Old Hollywood
24. Cozy Hollywood Cottage
25. Silver Lake Getaway
26. Bright Venice Bungalow
TAKE THE TOUR: See how this couple gave their sunny Venice bungalow the illusion of more space (spoiler: they knocked down walls, opened up ceilings, and had to carve out larger windows but it was all worth it).