An estate of rare vision, this magnificent architectural residence is an astonishing achievement, both inside and out. Exceedingly private, the property of more than three acres has been nurtured with great environmental sensitivity for a lifestyle of casual comfort and lavish entertaining. With its celebrity pedigree, beautiful layout, fine construction, and protected views, the home’s ageless design and gorgeously maintained, luminous interiors are as impressive today as when the home was completed in 1997.
Set behind gates, including an exquisite wrought-iron pedestrian gate created with artist Brian Kennedy, the house is surrounded by tranquil gardens designed for fire resistance and optimum water conservation. Past the gate, you cross the dry creek bed and bridge, through the Forest and Stone Fruit Orchard and step down to a meadow of fragrant natives at the front of the home.
The home’s grand foyer sets the tone: exceptionally high ceilings, dramatic angles, strategically placed windows, lustrous hardwood floors, and welcoming open layout. The main living areas wrap around the foyer, each facing out onto patios and gardens. The formal living room, architectural in its design and scale, is highlighted by a fireplace and glass doors opening to the wraparound ocean-view patio. The family room, also opens to this patio with infinity views, and features a large stone and timber fireplace plus a wet bar. Adjoining this is the formal dining room, with tray ceiling, a pair of display niches, and garden windows. The light-filled kitchen and views will please the most demanding chef, with its granite countertops, large island, desk, and chandelier breakfast area opening directly to the patio.
The wraparound quartz patio, with its registered protected views of the ocean, Channel Islands, Zuma Bonsall canyon, and foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, has an outdoor kitchen, barbecue, black glass fireplace, and ample room for dining, lounging, and grand entertaining.
Completing the home’s main floor is a garden office and a guest suite with kitchen and bathroom.
At the top of the sweeping staircase, a large landing could be an office, library, or lounge. There are three en-suite bedrooms on this level, including the majestic Master suite, with multi-angled architectural ceilings, fireplace, dual walk-in closets, spa-style bath, and glass doors opening to a wraparound terrace with ocean and mountain views. The wood floors are Australian Cypress.
A staircase leads to the spacious yoga studio with private entrance, built over the three-car garage. With skylight, large windows, views and wood floors, this lovely space could be a studio or office
Outside, step through the Honeysuckle arch to the Main Orchard and the 50’ Pergola with its pond and raised stone beds. It’s hosted candlelit long table dinners, classes, and quiet relaxation. This organic orchard is home to numerous citrus trees, figs, persimmon, cherimoya, macadamia, pomegranate and more. With a traditional red barn, an aviary, and beds, you can grow all the veggies & flowers you want.
On the lower slope, the pebble footpath meanders through native gardens and Live Oaks. These, and retention basins, are integral to the property’s fire-resistant design, and water and erosion strategies
This permaculture property has been nurtured by the owner for over 25 years. It was featured in the LA Times, is a teaching property and part of the Malibu Monarch Project. Zuma Bonsall Cyn is a migratory pathway. Get your binoculars and enjoy the show!
There is room for a pool. The environmentally friendly estate has the first permitted SWIS wastewater system in Malibu. The residence has multi-zone heating and air conditioning, central monitored security, smoke and leak detectors plus central vacuum. The Dark-Skies landscape lighting and irrigation system are both on Smart controllers.
Set high above Point Dume, this is a property of superlatives created and maintained as a private sanctuary.
Co-Listed with Lily Harfouche, Compass, DRE# 01737283. 310.266.7291