A bold and brand-new contemporary minimalist, this Point Dume residence designed by Standard Architecture embraces indoors and out on a grand scale.
Set at the end of a double-gated drive on a lot of over 1.1 acres, the property is a private sanctuary of exceptional tranquility. The home is invisible from the street, naturally set into a gentle slope of wildflowers, with a natural stream running though backyard that flows year-round to the beach.
The materiality is exceptional - exterior spaces are defined by the concrete, teak, and glass. 12 to 14 foot high oak ceilings transition indoor and out, smooth concrete and wood floors, and vanishing walls of teak and glass nest into pockets of board-formed concrete, creating an atmosphere of lustrous light and generous space.
At the entry, a wide walkway floats over a pond of aquatic lilies and koi. Pivoting double doors of solid teak open to a skylight foyer with sight lines through the main living areas to the backyard. Six steps down, the main floor is a stunning, open space designed for both relaxed comfort and impressive entertaining. The dining and living areas share a floor-to-ceiling, double-sided, see-through fireplace clad in a dramatic, black Moroccan tadelakt plaster. Enormous sliding doors made of solid African teak nest completely into pockets, opening the entire living room on two sides to the pool and backyard, while triple pivot doors open the dining room to the courtyard and pool.
An enormous skylight washes the kitchen’s single floating shelf in minimalist tranquility. A vanishing teak and glass door of exceptional length brings the backyard and pool courtyard into the kitchen. The kitchen features a long marble-topped island, generous counter and cabinet space, a butler’s pantry/caterers room, superb appliances, and a built-in dinette. Down three steps sits the family room, with a full wall of built-in illuminated shelves, a large fireplace, and two sets of pivoting glass doors to the side yard with an outdoor dining area nestled in a private garden.
On the main level, off the family room, is the owner’s suite. Wide white-oak floors lead to a board-formed concrete fireplace, two sets of French doors to the pool area and dual walk-in closets with thoughtful built-ins. The massive bathroom features a freestanding tub, dual powder rooms, and a vanishing wall of teak and glass that opens fully to an private onsen garden with engawa deck, fountain and outdoor shower.
Also on the home’s main level is an office, accessed off the home’s main entry for privacy. 15’ tall sliding windows open to an ornamental garden, through which the office looks to tree-top backyard views.
From the kitchen area, a half-flight of floating stairs leads to the upper floor, where there are three en-suite bedrooms set against a private front yard. The generous laundry room leads up to the three-car garage, wired for electric charging stations. On the lower level is a yoga/fitness room with one mirrored wall and one of vanishing glass open to the garden. There is also an additional bedroom, bathroom, and space for an infrared/dry sauna, and a wine cellar/tasting room. Accessible privately from the backyard is a one-bedroom guest house/studio/office complete with full kitchen and bath.
With every interior and exterior space inviting the easy circulation of guests amidst lively conversation, the grounds are spacious and beautiful, with a Pebble Tec infinity waterfall pool and spa, wraparound deck, a private front yard and an expansive and natural backyard.
This is a home of rare vision, exquisite quality, and serenity.
The interiors, overseen by Martha Mulholland @martha_mulholland are a unique and nuanced blend of midcentury European and California modernism, adding warmth and texture through strategic use of color and pattern.
Designed to embrace the particular appeal of Point Dume’s surf/beach culture, the home is bare-foot comfortable. The interior floors of concrete and oak are radiant heated. Thoughtfully designed storage areas for surfboards and paddleboards are adjacent to space for a golf cart (or vintage SUV) for getting to the beach through the coveted Riviera II beach easement. After a day at Little Dume, there is an exterior dog-wash and outdoor shower that lead directly to the hot tub. In addition to Riviera II keys, this home has a deeded trail that leads directly from the backyard, along a canopied stream, to the beach.
**Long Term Lease is $150,000 per month.**