Home tours, in photographic form, from the L.A. Times. Let's dream big!
The penthouse at the Carlyle Residences in Westwood, with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Bel-Air, the Hollywood Hills and the Pacific Ocean.
The Brody House on L.A.'s Westside, just sold by Ellen DeGeneres to Sean Parker for $55 million. It's 11,000+ square feet, with a pool, a guesthouse and a tennis court.
The ocean-facing deck at Les Moonves and Julie Chen's Malibu beach house.
The Kilbury Residence in Palos Verdes Estates, designed by Richard Neutra in the 1950s.
This modern mansion above Montecito, CA, has amazing views, an infinity pool and a yoga room with a meditation garden.
This 48-acre Brentwood estate has its own lake and tennis court, and used to be home to June Allyson and Dick Powell. More photos: lat.ms/UHDYno
This Hollywood Hills house has a hinged living room wall with built-in furniture that swivels out onto an outdoor deck -- and a section of the outdoor pool comes into the interior of the house, separated by a window.
This Toluca Lake estate once belonged to Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores. The main house alone is nearly 15,000 square feet, and the compound includes an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a one-hole golf course. More photos: lat.ms/UDCcn8
The terrace garden of author Kurt Kamm's Malibu home.
Sunnylands, the Rancho Mirage desert residence of philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, which is now open to the public.
Photo tour: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House. More: lat.ms/Tvwsnf
Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent built an off-grid house centered on an abandoned refrigerator truck trailer -- a container flipped up on its side, with rooms stacked vertically inside.
This 1,500-square-foot kit house in Glendale, CA, is supported by 10 ponderosa pine poles and has a view of the treetops.
This Malibu house was inspired by an Ed Ruscha painting. It features stacked concrete cubes set into a Malibu hillside, with glass walls overlooking the pool and the ocean.
Photo tour: A three-bedroom Montecito house loaded with green features (and located in one of the world's most beautiful places).