7157 Birdview Avenue, Malibu, CA, 90265
Perfectly situated on a bluff above Westward Beach, this resort-like, single-level residence is surrounded by gorgeous landscaping and sensational coastline and ocean views. Over an acre of manicured lawns and gardens offers an idyllic setting for sparkling daytime and starlight entertaining, while the spacious, open interior invites harmonious gatherings large and small.
Wraparound decks, multiple patios, steps to the sand, and immaculate, comfortable decor make every part of the property a tempting spot to relax. Gated and very private, the residence is set well back from the road, with a long drive, huge front lawns, generous guest parking, and an enormous sunken firepit and patio surrounded by fruit trees.
The double front doors open to display dramatic sight lines direct to the ocean. The interior is serene and bright, with wood plank ceilings and floors, wraparound windows, and congenial indoor-outdoor flow. A spacious foyer with a bar steps down to the living room, which has a lovely corner fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, and an ocean-view deck.
A wide doorway leads to the dining area, which also has a corner fireplace, majestic ocean views, and a deck just outside. The large space is shared by the kitchen, complete with island, bar seating, top-quality appliances, pantry cabinets, and a reading nook. Adjacent to the kitchen/dining room is a family room, which opens to an office space with a powder room and a walk-in closet. There is also a media/recreation/family room with high truss ceilings, wet bar, storage cabinets, and another powder room.
Off the foyer, a hallway leads to two bedrooms, while the primary suite is entirely detached from the main house. A private retreat with the feeling of a resort bungalow, one end of the suite has accordion glass doors that open fully to the view and a private deck, while a set of sliding glass doors open onto another deck. In addition to a walk-in closet, the suite has a spa-like bathroom with a small private patio.
An ocean-view deck wraps around the back of the house, with areas lighted and furnished for al fresco dining, lounging, and entertaining. There is a Viking barbecue, a deck-front Jacuzzi, a large Buddha fountain, and steps to a lower terrace with a lawn and seating for dolphin-watching and star-gazing. A private stairway leads down to Westward Beach. The home is equipped with security and ample storage, including a one-car garage or golf cart space.
With the atmosphere of a Mediterranean island resort and the conveniences of nearby Point Dume, this is a truly stunning refuge in a remarkable setting.