“What does the word ‘hip’ mean, anyway? The reason I choose to live in Los Angeles is that I’m inspired by the architecture here—by the freedom of so many choices Angelenos have in how they want to live, both visually and emotionally. Style is so personal here. To me, everything about Los Angeles is about freedom—and that's hip!” —Sharon Stone
“Hollywood used to be all about cheese and glitz and schlock. What happened? Every house in this book is so hip and groovy you just want to move right in.” —Simon Doonan, Creative Director, Barneys New York
About the Author
Peter Christiansen Valli is a nationally recognized architectural photographer whose work has been featured in numerous books and ad campaigns. His photographs have appeared in Architectural Digest and other shelter magazines for more than twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.