October 2007

California Homes - The Magazine of Architecture, The Arts & Distinctive Design

McFadde-Bray Publishing Corporation

  • 567 San Nicolas Drive, Suite 130
  • Newport Beach, CA

(949) 640-1484



Bi-Monthly with a special issue at the end of the year

$28.00 per year per year

abc California Homes xyz has that distinct California vibe, meaning sun, sand and surf but with an elegant (and pricey) edge.  Its pages are quite informative in that the departments are keeping the art enthusiast in the know with a calendar of museum and gallery dates, a “What’s New” showcase, and articles on architecture, the performing arts, the visual arts and travel.

Regularly featured departments include:

  • Calendar - Listings for museums and galleries
  • Designer Profile - Interviews with top interior decorators
  • Travel - Reviews of premiere luxury hotels and resorts
  • Performing Arts - Highlighting the best art centers and theaters
  • Contacts - A listing of resources shown in the magazine with addresses and phone numbers

The most recent edition of the magazine features second homes.  Such cities as Napa, Chicago, Mammoth, Bay Island and Palm Springs are reviewed.  The homes reviewed have been designed by some of the most famous interior designers in the U.S. Art and antiques are also given generous attention within.  The August issue had the added bonus of highlighting the best in architects from the west coast.  Coastal communities such as La Jolla, Newport Beach and San Francisco receive the lion’s share of editorial coverage in abc California Homes xyz , but the entire golden state is well represented.  This magazine is worth reading for anyone from the armchair decorator to those in the trade.

Reviewer: Cynthia Aaron, FIDM Library Staff Member