6453 Guernsey Avenue, Malibu, CA, 90265
Designed by Scott Gillen, this exquisite contemporary residence is a study in light. Enormous windows and exceptionally wide glass doors perfectly frame vistas of whitewater, sunsets, and beautiful sightlines from the gated entry to the bluff-side back yard and the ocean beyond. The single-level house features wood floors throughout, stunning exposed-beam ceilings, abundant custom cabinetry, and an open-plan design that invites lavish indoor-outdoor relaxation and entertaining. Very private and gorgeously landscaped, the gated home has a deep and serene front yard, with mature shade trees and wide lawns. The two-car garage has a large attached suite, with wood floors, huge windows and doors onto a patio area and front yard, and a bathroom. The home’s pergola-shaded entry opens to a foyer and beyond that, a dramatic ocean-view great room. This harmonious and inviting space includes a large sitting area with a fireplace flanked by a full wall of custom shelves and cabinets; a restaurant-style gourmet kitchen with a long Caesarstone island/breakfast bar and a generous built-in desk; and an open dining area with sensational views. The entire end of the great room is glass, with two sets of huge double doors opening onto a tranquil and expansive resort-style ocean-view backyard. A large upper patio area has a firepit, dining area, seating, barbecue island with Lynx grill, ice machine, fridge, and a prep table. A short flight of steps, past flower beds and an organic vegetable garden, leads to a pool deck, additional lawn, and a gate opening onto a view spot. The three bedrooms in the main house each feature the distinctive large windows and glass doors with lovely views, and the ocean-view owner’s suite also has a luxurious bath and a custom-built closet with a rolling ladder. Additional features include a glass-sided infrared sauna on an enclosed deck and a temperature-controlled glass-front wine closet. Includes a back-up generator. A luminous home of rare quality in a sublime location.