31616 Broad Beach Road, Malibu, CA, 90265
With high, barrel-vault ceilings, generous windows, wraparound decks and sensational sightlines, this contemporary masterpiece designed by Melinda Gray is both a tranquil retreat and an entertainer’s dream. The front gate opens into a long tropical garden, where a scenic walkway leads past views of the guest house and pool to the main entry. Here, the home’s recurring themes are immediately apparent: clean lines, exquisite woodwork offset by slate and stone, wonderful indoor-outdoor flow, and lavish light.
At the heart of the house is a two-story ocean-view living room with a large stone fireplace, a separate sitting area, and wide windows and doors to a spacious wraparound deck for dining, relaxing, and entertaining. Below the deck, wooden steps lead through the garden to the road below and beach access. Adjoining the living room is a gracious formal dining room, also opening onto the deck, and the beautiful chef’s kitchen, complete with granite countertops, island with bar seating, fine cabinetry, and views of both the ocean and the pool. Also on the main floor is an en-suite bedroom and a cylindrical office/den/media room with tray ceiling and French windows.
At the top of the skylight stairwell are three more bedrooms, including the ocean-view owner’s suite, with barrel-vault ceiling, expansive windows, custom closet, wraparound balcony, and a separate mezzanine library overlooking the living room and also open to balconies on two sides with views of the ocean and the pool.
In addition to the home’s decks, the pool provides a huge entertaining area, with a stretch of lawn, a stand-alone sauna, and a pool deck with ample room for dining and sun-bathing. Across the pool from the house is a guesthouse/studio with a kitchenette and bath. The two-car garage is above the guesthouse.
An architectural residence of tremendous style, inspired design, and majestic panoramic views.