Do you hear the sound of the Pacific ocean crashing beneath your deck?
Well, some of these residents do. And today, I’m sharing a quick spin through a few more of the homes on Dwell on Design’s Fall Malibu Home Tours below.
Several weeks after I toured these homes, the fires began in Malibu. It was so tragic to see the devastation ripping through those hills.
So, while I had published this post about one of those beautiful homes, it seemed a little strange to keep posting more about them until the fires had all died down. All of the homes on the tour seem to have been located further south of most of the devastation, so I’m pretty sure these all survived.
It just seemed in poor taste to publish amidst all the bad news.
I was gifted some free tickets to the tour from Dwell on Design, in return for writing about some of these beautiful homes here on my blog. It is such a treat to get to share these with you, my readers!
All images in this post were taken by me.
Sharing these gorgeous malibu properties today
So, I’m back on track with all the beautiful remodeling and design work that was on view for all of us on that tour. Hope you design lovers enjoy!
What a treat to get to walk into one of these houses perched right above the beach in Malibu, on the Pacific Coast Highway. I have been down that highway many times and I’ve always imagined what it would be like, to stand in one of those homes and look out over the ocean.
I don’t have to wonder anymore. :-)
One of the homes was right on the PCH, a modern, black metal clad house, “House Noir”. The ocean rolled in right under the deck.
Architect was Lorcan O’Herlihy.
Inside, it was all white, sleek and contemporary.
Morning View Residence
This spacious home pictured below, designed by Vitus Matare, was another indoor/outdoor experience.
These wide sliding doors are very prevalent in a contemporary California style. My own clients, in Thousand Oaks, are going for 13’ wide sliders in their remodel.
The large pivot door at the entry opens easily. It’s all about the glass in these contemporary homes.
This home had a huge kitchen island that was really the center of the whole main floor.
I like the idea of a second sink close to the cooktop. That’s always been one of the design flaws of pot fillers, I thought. You can fill a pot with water, but you still have to carry it, full of hot water, over to the sink to empty it, strain pasta or vegetables, etc.
The wood ceiling adds warmth in this space. Notice how the metal rings on the can lights are not white, which would have stood out dramatically! :-)
I do love the smooth concrete floors in this home. What a great base for any kind of rug or color palette. This house was for sale, so it was monochromatic and not really personalized for a reason.
Bathrooms With Venetian Plaster Walls
All the bathrooms in this house had Venetian plaster walls (even in the showers), concrete floors and a curbless shower with flush wood slats as the base. It all made for a very clean, simple aesthetic, with the wood and slight undulation in the plaster creating some depth and warmth.
I’ve worked with a finisher before who told me this is a possible finish for showers, but I have never used it before. I was so glad to get to see it in person and get some photos.
I’m sure it is better in this dry California climate than in our humid one here in Houston.
Having three floors and then a roof deck, the main level walked out on a patio built on top of the garage on one side of the house.
By the way, after this tour, I’m totally into painting a garage dark gray. I also love the glass garage doors (although mine would have to be etched glass so no one could see my messy garage ;-).
These stairs from the garage level, lead down to the media room. Love the cork flooring down there and the fact that it is white and not dark like most media rooms.
It warmed up the space and did some good things for sound absorption.
All the bedrooms opened up onto patios with more sliding glass walls.
This house also had no baseboards, like the house I shared before.
There were two other houses on the tour, one was noted that we could not take pics, so I have none here. The other, I wasn’t told until I had snapped a few and I did take some of the exterior.
This house is up on a hill overlooking the PCH and the Pacific Ocean. What a spectacular view.
Designed by Burdge & Associates Architects, you definitely feel on top of the world here.
The pics below are of the back kitchen or the entertaining kitchen, with a full walk-in refrigerator and gorgeous natural stone. The bar was downstairs with a game room, exercise room and spa area.
What a glorious peek into the world of high end, contemporary style living. These Dwell on Design tours are not to be missed!
I hope to get back out in the spring of 2019 to see even more. It’s a great time to combine some work with pleasure and spend some time with my beautiful daughter, who lives in LA, as a touring partner. :-)