32045 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, 90265
Commanding a dramatic sunrise-to-sunset ocean and island panorama, this custom Italian villa sits behind gates on approximately 1.2 landscaped acres at the top of a long drive, where a paver courtyard and Mediterranean waterfall garden offer an impressive setting for al fresco entertaining.
The home is built on three levels for full enjoyment of the spectacular views. High ceilings, arched doorways, and Saltillo tile floors open onto wraparound balconies and patios for easy indoor-outdoor living. The residence is richly detailed throughout with Italian marble, hand-plastered walls, hand-painted tiles, handmade custom cabinetry, and hand-wrought ironwork.
The living room, with a high tray ceiling, has a marble fireplace flanked by deep display niches, two sets of French doors opening onto an ocean-view patio, and a wet bar. The ocean-view kitchen features a long central island, granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, a hanging pot rack, and a lovely breakfast room that opens onto a shaded outdoor dining area. An arched pass-through from the kitchen to the family room allows counter seating, and the family room opens onto the same ocean-view balcony, which wraps around to the home’s front door. A half-flight up the beautiful central staircase is the mezzanine-level formal dining room, which features a unique corner fireplace and French doors to the ocean view.
There are two en-suite bedrooms on the main level, as well as a powder room, and the romantic owner’s suite occupies the entire upper floor. A charming living room sits at the entry to the suite and features a large round picture window. The bedroom itself has high, sloped ceilings, an Italian marble tile fireplace, custom closets, a lavish tiled bath, and a large private balcony with ample room for dining, sun bathing, or star gazing. Outside the owner’s suite and past a landing with enormous arched windows facing the full sweep of the views, another half-flight leads to a fenced dog area.
There are patios, outdoor living areas, and fountains all around the house, plus landscape lighting that create a lovely ambiance for entertaining. The main patio, with panoramic ocean views, features an outdoor kitchen with bar seating for 12, a gas-fed tiled fire pit and fire pilasters, wall fountain, and additional areas for dining and relaxation. On the home’s top level, there is a broad ocean-view garden patio with a hot tub. The property’s landscaped area, which include citrus, avocado, and olive trees, and a vegetable garden, has drip irrigation, a Venturi fertilizer-injector system, and multiple matching outbuildings for storage. There is a nearly-new 10,000-gallon tank, plus a storage house with city water. The two-car garage has room for a work station and a built-in stair lift. There is multi-zone air conditioning, whole-house security, and fire- and smoke-detection safety systems.
Opulent and private, this is an estate of distinction with fine character and majestic views.