Solar power and solar heated floors aren’t the only perks of this sustainably-minded guest house in Venice. The backyard features a garden with sun loungers, a daybed, hammock, and fire pit that are perfect for procrastinating—er, relaxing. But don’t get too comfortable here: The best Venice restaurants and shops are right outside your door, waiting to be explored.
Guesthouse, Silver Lake
This solar powered, Bauhaus-inspired home in Silver Lake features 12-foot high ceilings and wrap-around windows with corrugated shades, making the open-floor plan feel larger than the 450 square feet it lives on. In true California fashion (because no one works here—we kid, we kid), the private outdoor deck is just as big as the house itself with equal emphasis put on design.
Hip Loft, Downtown LA
If you’re itching to live right in the heart of the city, this cool downtown loft is as urban as LA gets—with clean, Arch Digest-style interiors that might make you feel like you’re living in an artist’s studio. The full-service apartment building has all the perks of a fancy hotel, and more: a 24/7 doorman, gym, arcade room, and a roof deck, plus a shared outdoor common area with a hot tub and sun loungers. The loft itself is sleek and fuss-free, and sublime when the blinds are open to the natural light that comes streaming in every morning.
Sun-Filled Oasis, Echo Park
Top up on your vitamin D with this bright Echo Park suite that was designed to soak in all of that California light. It boasts a custom wrap-around sofa and dining area facing the floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the back deck. The private deck features the suite’s one large dining table, urging you to spend as much time outside as possible.
Designer Retreat, Highland Park
This airy, no-frills space with a pared-down design scheme is situated in one of the few walkable neighborhoods in L.A. When you’re not snoozing in your lofted bed, chilling out with a Netflix show, or lounging on the private patio, York Street and all its cafes and shops is just a leisurely 10-minute walk away.