California Modern showcases the work of distinguished architect Grant Kirkpatrick, who shares his passion for life in Southern California. He is a native son, and California's imprint is seen thoroughly in his work and the houses he designs, as well as his commitment to modern architecture. Through hundreds of evocative photographs, Grant reminds readers that a studied blend of craft, landscape and interior design can create a sense of place with a distinct physical and emotional presence. More than "houses," these homes are both personal sanctuaries for their residents as well as individual interpretations of the California Dream. His work has attracted a celebrity clientele including Matt Damon and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.