Five of the best houses in California on Dezeen

Five of the best houses in California on Dezeen

From desert hideaways to clifftop villas, the houses in this next roundup from our series spotlighting different US states are all in California (+ slideshow).


Oak Pass House by Walker Workshop

Oak Pass House by Walker Workshop

Architecture studio Walker Workshop claimed to have "taken a hillside apart and put it back together" to create the subterranean base of this house in Southern California, which is topped by glass-walled living spaces and an infinity pool. Find out more about Oak Pass House »


Vault House by Johnston Marklee

Vault House by Johnston Marklee

A sequence of vaulted ceilings and arched openings sets up layered vistas through the interior of this beach house in Southern California by Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee. Find out more about Vault House »


Desert House by Oller & Pejic

Desert House by Oller & Pejic

This all-black house in the Yucca Valley desert was designed by Los Angeles office Oller & Pejic to look "like a shadow". Find out more about Desert House »


Fall House by Fougeron Architecture

Fall House by Fougeron Architecture

San Francisco office Fougeron Architecture designed this house in California to step down the side of a cliff and project over the edge. Find out more about Fall House »


Moose Road house by Mork-Ulnes Architects

Moose Road house by Mork-Ulnes Architects

The three-fingered plan of this rural Californian retreat by Mork-Ulnes Architects is oriented to frame views of a mountain ridge, vineyards and a local landmark named Eagle Rock. Find our more about Moose Road house »