Contemporary and spacious, this Western Malibu oceanfront home was remodeled by architect Ed Niles with generous use of glass, open layout, and sensational views. In addition to the primary residence on the upper level, there is a separate unit downstairs, both with beachfront entertaining areas as well as access to the private beach stairway.
The upper level is designed around a huge living/dining/kitchen great room with soaring ceilings, wraparound windows, travertine floors, fireplace, ocean views, and an oceanfront deck just outside. Clerestory windows and a full-width greenhouse skylight bring additional illumination into the space. The ocean-view contemporary kitchen has granite countertops, bar seating, and ample storage, as well as a side door to the laundry room, powder room, and two-car garage, which are on the lower level. A half-flight up from the main space are two bedrooms, each with huge windows that face the ocean views as well as large side windows.
The lower-level suite, accessed through a separate entry, is also very open, with a fireplace, dramatic views, and lots of light. A wall of glass opens from the main living/dining area to a large oceanfront patio with room for barbecues, dining, lounging, and whale watching. The bedroom is open to the main living area and views or can be closed for privacy.
With its wonderful location, luminous interiors, and delightful entertaining spaces, this two-home residence is a rare Malibu treasure.