22540 Carbon Mesa Road, Malibu, CA, 90265
Gated and private, this rare architectural residence was custom-designed by Frank Israel on a beautifully landscaped property of more than an acre. With dramatic angles inside and out, it makes exquisite use of glass, high and multi-level ceilings, exposed beams, recessed and soffit lighting, expansive skylights, exquisite cabinetry, Brazilian hardwood floors, and an open plan with spaces that function as discreet rooms, but offer unimpeded indoor-outdoor flow for entertaining and daily living. A long path leads to the front entrance by way of a patio area. A pivoting front door opens into a foyer and the formal living room with fireplace and a wall of windows and large, disappearing glass doors to the back yard. Every room has huge windows, including the formal dining room. The stunning gourmet kitchen has a large wood-top island, professional appliances, and views into the pool courtyard. Just beyond the kitchen is a family/media room with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders to the pool deck. These main living areas are set along an axis, with a bedroom wing at each end. One wing includes the master suite, itself a modernist sculpture of glass, steel, and wood, with a high wood-beam ceiling, raised fireplace, custom shelves and cabinets, and glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows offering access to the pool courtyard on one side and an ocean view patio on the other. This dramatic retreat includes a luxurious bath with dual vanities, make-up desk, huge custom finished walk-in closet, and a large in-floor jet tub in a separate room with shower and skylights. Two additional sun-filled en-suite bedrooms complete this wing. At the opposite end of the house, the second wing has two more en-suite bedrooms, a laundry room, and a bonus/bedroom/office with a half-bath just outside. On the upper level, designed to take in views of the pool courtyard and the ocean, is a large office with a wide built-in desk and cabinets. The beautifully landscaped backyard features a lap pool, multiple dining and sitting areas including a large raised wood platform with built-in seating, raised planters, and trails that meander around the property among gorgeous, mature trees, and low, view-enhancing plantings. There is also an outdoor shower on a cement/wood platform. At the entrance, there is a three-car garage plus guest parking. Featured in Architectural Digest and lauded for its unique color, form, and flow, this is an exceptional residence of rare pedigree and quality.
Available for lease March 2021.