Enveloped by breathtaking ocean views, stretches of private beaches and lush hilly greenery – all within driving distance of glitzy Los Angeles – it’s no wonder that oceanfront Malibu is the secluded location of choice for the rich and famous to build their dream homes.
Indeed, beautifully designed residences are dotted all across this affluent seaside town, yet this striking 12-bedroom, 14-full-bathroom palatial compound is one that stands out for its distinctly sophisticated, sleekly modernist aesthetic that oozes a simple elegance despite its size.
Sitting on 2.6 lush oceanside acres, the home counts neighbours such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Courtney Cox and is a short beach walk from the exclusive Paradise Cove. A drive through the gates leads you up to the magnificent structure that is custom built to its surrounding landscape. It instantly makes an impression: from the outside, the two-storey home looks like a bona fide glasshouse thanks to the countless walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that frame it. Magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, coastline and surrounding islands to stream through on each floor, as does the glowing Californian sunlight that helps to open up the already sparkling, vast interiors.
And what an equally breathtaking impression they make. The sleek single hue crisp white palette adorns the walls and Bianco Carolina white marble flooring as well as the furniture pieces – take the curvy white sofas and white cabinetry – thus allowing for the home’s sinuous architectural features and contemporary artworks to take the spotlight. At the heart of the compound is a dramatic 18-foot, floor-to-ceiling crystal chandelier enveloped by a swirling circular glass-panelled staircase against sheets of white walls that connect the two floors.
This flowy, seamless architectural nature encourages a quintessential Californian way of indoor-outdoor living that is open and laidback, with the living and dining rooms, patios, walkways and outdoor gardens and infinity pool all connected and flowing seamlessly into one another. Yet a cohesive aesthetic scheme and attention to detail tie them all together. A state-of-the-art theatre custom built-in finest materials sits next to a chef’s kitchen complete in steel cabinets and black stones and connect to the basement via an elevator, among other luxuries such as a gym and a tennis court.
Scroll through the gallery below to see more of the beautiful home (photos courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty):
Adorned with curated sculptural works, the living room looks out to Malibu's majestic ocean views and is especially alluring at twilight
The extraordinary master bedroom serves up a visual feast of the infinity pool, distinct hillside greenery and ocean vistas
The five-star chef's kitchen is complete with stainless steel cabinets, black stone and a Nano Glass Island. An elevator directly connects it to the lower entertainment floor
A lush canopy of palm trees and manicured greenery frame the driveway on both sides, shading the home from full view and providing a touch of privacy
A stunning infinity pool leads straight out towards and seems to be touching the ocean
The home also features a large private beach which is accessed via a tranquil path
The tranquil coastal town of Malibu is home to a host of A-list stars, five-star restaurants and charming boutiques