Inside an Oceanfront Oasis in Malibu – Sotheby´s International Realty
Of all the cities and towns along the Southern California coast, Malibu has gained near-legendary status for its sunny beaches, board-friendly surf, cinematic sunsets, and covetable estates. Near the base of a bluff in the exclusive gated community of Sea Level Drive, this distinctive three-level contemporary residence feels perfectly at home here, created with unparalleled views from nearly every vantage point and easy access to the beach, all the better to make the most of its celebrated location and to allow for the consummate indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.
Malibu, California | Shen Schulz, Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage
A carefully considered renovation—helmed by the esteemed California-born designer Nathan Turner—provided curvaceous organic lines, a soothing natural palette, walls of glass, and access to outdoor spaces that rival those of the thoughtfully appointed interiors. The open-plan main level—which feels nearly as open and airy as the glorious surroundings—features a fluid, light-filled living and entertaining space with a gas fireplace, a bar, and a retractable television built into the ceiling. An outstanding kitchen perched a few stairs above is equipped with an array of top-tier appliances—including a Ilve range—cabinets whose deep marine-blue hue recalls the deep ocean waters, and an island wrapped in marble that echoes the tones and lines of the sand and stones along the shore. A well-outfitted media room with built-in bookshelves, space for a wide-screen television or monitor, a ceiling-mounted projector, and a retractable screen is secluded on the first floor along with a guest suite accessed via a private entrance.
On the third level, the idyllic owner’s suite seems to float amid walls of fitting seafoam green and other decorative themes recalling the oceanfront milieu. The bedroom is warmed by a fireplace, and glass doors virtually disappear, welcoming vistas of sand, sea, and sky that seem impossibly perfect and giving way to a private terrace with a fire pit. The exceptionally spacious spa-like bath includes a roomy walk-in closet, a glass-walled steamshower, and a soaking tub set beside a window offering enviable outlooks as soothing entertainment. The two guest suites on this floor enjoy patio access.
With meticulously landscaped grounds that rival a petite private resort, the property feels much like one’s own vacation getaway, encouraging both solitary serenity and festive fêtes for a crowd. On the main level are spaces dedicated to open-air dining and lounging around a built-in fire pit as well as a convenient grilling island. The superlative rooftop deck makes living and entertaining outdoors as effortless as they are indoors: it offers dining and lounging areas, a sizeable hot tub, and an alfresco kitchen that includes a grill, an ice maker, a sink, extensive counter space, an arbor with a retractable overhead shade, and a television. On every terrace, glass railings ensure that the invaluable ocean view remains almost entirely uninterrupted. Most alluring of all are the nearby rugged wood steps leading to the beckoning beach—a personal piece of Malibu’s storied paradise.
This home displays Turner’s distinctive designs and can be purchased furnished.
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