Tour a Family Home in One of L.A.'s Most Beautiful Neighborhoods

When interior designer Jenika Kurtz of J. Kurtz Design showed us her latest project, we couldn't stop staring. Looking out onto the ocean in the Pacific Palisades, this airy Los Angeles home is a dream. And it's also proof that a sophisticated, stylish home can also be conducive to kids (read: spills, accidents, and outdoor voices inside). Built in 2013, the architectural bones are new and modern, and considering that there are four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a family room, a dining room, a living room, and a rooftop deck, there was a lot of work to do to fill up the entire space.

Kurtz was up for the challenge. The end result? A contemporary meets midcentury-modern design masterpiece that also feels 100% livable and very California. "This house is so welcoming and relaxing but feels really alive at the same time," Kurtz tells MyDomaine. Aside from the aesthetic achievements, something about the overall vibe just makes "it feel really good to be in this space," she continues. So to learn about all the design decisions that contribute to this atmosphere and to get her expertise on how to create a kid-friendly home that can also grow up with the family, take a virtual tour of the gorgeous space below.