Situated on 1.9 blufftop acres in Encinal Bluffs, this stunning, sustainable estate offers panoramic ocean views and direct beach access. In 2009, W3 Architects stripped the original house to the foundation, reimagining and expanding the state to maximize energy efficiency and far-reaching vistas. The 4-bedroom main residence features light, bright living and dining spaces, a chef’s kitchen, floor-to-ceiling pocket doors and an ocean-view blufftop terrace for entertaining. Atop the main house sits a glass-walled loft and 3,000-sq-ft planted living roof. Features include a 1-bed/1-bath guest house, which presides over the solar-heated pool/spa, sports court and parking for 25 cars. A photovoltaic array provides all the home’s power needs, while an active solar thermal water heating system provides hot water and in-floor heating. Built with sustainably sourced materials, this Zen-inspired retreat offers absolute privacy minutes from Malibu’s best shopping and dining.
Malibu is Southern California’s most famous beach playground, the place that everyone from Barbra Streisand to Pierce Brosnan and Matthew McConaughey call home. Its surf breaks are legendary, but there’s much more to Malibu than looking for celebrities strolling on the beach and or diving into the Pacific Ocean wearing wetsuits.
From the breathtaking Getty Villa Museum to the wineries perched high in the hills in the American Viticultural Area known as the Malibu Coast, there are lots of special places to visit in this gorgeous city that has helped make Los Angeles famous. There are places to just chill out, like the famed Malibu Pier, where a fishing pole and a cooler are all you need to enjoy the morning, or the Malibu Country Mart, where some retail therapy often combines with a bit of Hollywood star gazing.
The Adamson House Museum and the Frederick Weisman Museum (at Pepperdine University) both join the Getty Villa in providing a cultural and artistic backbone to the community, while Paradise Cove offers up longstanding fun in the sun for the whole family. No matter what experience you choose, there’s one thing that Malibu almost always offers along with your visit – a sunny day with magnificent scenery.