This fascinating modern beach house showcases a shoji concept of translucency designed by Ed Niles Architect, located on Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. The home was originally built for Dr. Wei-Tzuoh Chen, a kidney specialist who wanted a family weekend retreat from his hectic schedule. The concept for the home was to soak in the views of the ocean, have large expanses of wall space to display art and have a room dedicated to the owner’s expansive record collection, which had included a total of 25,000 records. With soaring 29 foot high ceilings and walls of fiberglass pull nature in, while walls of windows in the kitchen and living area filter light in and helps frame never-ending ocean views. Concrete walls and steel beams adds clean lines and a industrial aesthetic mixed with Feng Shui design elements. The exterior of the residence was designed to be humble while achieving harmony with its surrounding environment. “A nuanced panel effect draws the sea air in, creating a natural air flow throughout the home.” The beach house offers a main open concept living space and chef’s kitchen, which has a seamless connection to an outdoor living space with BBQ, buffet line and views out to the ocean. A casual dining area also has ocean views. There are four en-suite bedrooms in the main house, which includes a luxurious master suite with dramatically curved window walls. There is a separate guest house on the property.
This insane property is listed for sale at the asking price of $53 million, far exceeding the average price in the area of $15 – $25 million, which is astonishing. If you are interested in seeing more about the property, we spotted it on the website, The Agency.
The property showcases every high-tech feature you could possibly imagine, including a music room that is embedded into the hillside for soundproofing from the busy traffic noise coming from the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). There is also a soundproof home cinema and elevator. This fascinating property is one of the most unique and incredible architectural endeavors that has ever been constructed along the Malibu coastline. Take a look at some other Malibu dream homes here on 1 Kindesign: Cape Cod style home with eclectic details in Malibu and Small lot transformed into stunning Malibu beach house.
We think the architecture and engineering of this home is phenonemal, love all the glass and views out to the ocean. Being steps away from the beach is always a plus if you are a beachgoer. This is truly a remarkable property, would love a home tour! What do you think, is this home too much? Too over-priced? Let us know in the comments below!
This carved sandalwood bed offers guests a cozy place to sleep and sweeping ocean views.
The music room showcases the homeowner’s incredible record collection which is mostly classical music, which he developed a passion for when he started medical school.
Chen Residence was designed by Domusstudio Architecture, nestled on a hillside overlooking the San Dieguito Lagoon and Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, California. This Asian style home is comprised of 4,650 square feet of living space, set on a .66 acre site. Features of the home includes an expansive deck, a guest house of 400 square feet and a 500 square foot garage. Anchored from a tower that is clad in stone, cantilevered roofs cascade down the graded hillside. Deep overhangs helps to prevent solar heat gain to the interiors of the glass fronted home. The construction of the home encompasses materials of ipe wood siding, plaster, stone and copper. Sustainable design features were also important to the success of this project, including gray water collection and storage for site irrigation and photovoltaic roofing. “This is an example of biophilic design where the lines are blurred from the interior to the exterior spaces, satisfying the innate desire of humans to connect to their natural environment,” states the architects. The resulting design is a successful collaboration between the homeowners and the architects.
Looking for more inspiring ideas here on 1 Kindesign? Have a look at some past articles centered around the indoor-outdoor living connection: Maximizing views and indoor outdoor living in SoCo: Riggs Place and Modern indoor-outdoor interplay: Ottawa River House.
Photos: Courtesy of Domusstudio Architecture
This beautiful Spanish Colonial style home was built in 1926, just recently transformed by DISC Interiors, nestled hillside in Los Feliz, California. The entryway to this Los Angeles neighborhood residence is accessed from the second level, opening into the public spaces. In the living room, the designers focused on making the floor plan take advantage of the views from the spacious patio. Furnishings have been arranged around the fireplace to create a cozy living environment and to help facilitate a great conversational space. A vintage Moroccan area rug covers the warm hardwood flooring, which not only helps to delineate the space, it also adds texture and creates a neutral base to the earthy hues that decorates the room.
The designers have infused the home with lovely midcentury pieces throughout. Every space have something vintage in it to create a sense of history. The end result is a beautifully balanced home layered with textures, color, varying shapes and materials that are cozy, inviting and ultimately timeless.
What do you think of this home? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below the photo tour. We have featured several Spanish Colonial style homes here on 1 Kindesign, have a look in case you missed them: Extravagant island dream home and Absolutely beautiful Spanish Colonial Estate.
The kitchen cabinets were designed to create a sense of timelessness, painted with milk paint in a matte finish. The hue of the paint was mixed to custom match that of Pratt & Lambert 2212 Olive Bark. The hardware is an oil-rubbed bronze, creating a beautiful contrast.
Photos: Courtesy of DISC Interiors
Valhalla Residence is a modern rustic dwelling that has been recently completed by RKD Architects, nestled on a forest site high in the Sierra Mountains, Truckee, California. The design of the home encourages drawing the outdoors in by using transparent window walls amidst stone forms. The metal roof form is barrel vaulted and reinforced by a steel and timber exposed structure. An entryway into this sensational home features a beautiful wood and glass door that pivots between two stone wedges which travels from the front porch all the way out to the back porch.
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Entering into the rooms of the home is through these beautiful stone forms.
The living room features steel beams that supports an arched wood structure. A wall of stacked stone creates a beautiful focal point to the space, encompassing a stunning fireplace.
The master bedroom retreat features steel supports to form an arched arched wood structure. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows brings in natural light and forested views. A sliding glass doors leads out to a private deck.
Photos: Vance Fox
La Jolla Canyon Residence is a contemporary property featuring sculptural art forms, designed by Matrix Design, nestled in a private canyon in La Jolla, California. This fascinating residence is surrounded by lush landscaping, seamlessly blending interior spaces into outdoor spaces and pool terraces, taking advantage of the cool breezes. The homeowners have a unique outdoor sculpture collection that traverses through the numerous paths on the property that can be spotted from the balconies and terraces. Nestled in the natural contours of the land are pools, patios, and planted areas. The interior living spaces are comprised of 10,200 square feet spread out over one level, showcasing a spacious kitchen, family room and dining area, art studio, master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The main house is adjoined to a four bedroom, two story structure by a 50 foot long art gallery, which is the main entryway to the residence. The entrance to the home is accessed by a pathway which runs parallel to a dry creek, ending in a solid granite bridge that leads to a pivot glass entryway door, framing an art wall of the gallery.
Exterior steps leads to an expansive open air rooftop terrace offering ocean view seating, an outdoor barbecue space and a vegetable garden that is large enough to fulfill the household needs.
What do you think of this unique home, anything you would have done differently to the design? La Jolla is an extremely beautiful place (beach community) to live, have a look at another inspiring home we featured here on 1 Kindesign from the area: Ultra-modern beach house in La Jolla.
In the dining room, a custom 24 foot table has been crafted from a single slab of live edge Indonesian Suar, 6 inches thick and separated into the individual pieces that acts as one long table during large dinner parties, separating into game table on wheels, an outdoor table table under a large overhand and separates the interior and exterior tables with a pocketed sliding glass door to offer several dining experiences. .The outdoor kitchen provides a natural extension of the long dining buffet, expanding the entire length from the kitchen, along the length of the dining table and out to the patio area.
This master bathroom features a steam shower comprised of mica schist stone.
The bedroom wing features a vertical garden, allowing natural light to penetrate through. Along a glass wall, bamboo has been planted, open to all the bedrooms and bathroom to allow both light and views at all ends. The bathrooms are completely clad in a rainforest limestone, mimicking the bamboo grove. A very rare bleached koa is the veneer on all the built-ins seen throughout the interiors of the home.
The exterior property showcases sculptural outdoor pool terraces, including a seventy foot lap pool that begins flush with the upper terrace yet emerges to form a ten foot high cube of dark reflecting water at its outermost length. “The vanishing edges waterfall into a spa at the middle mezzanine, and then into a lower level children’s pool that is surrounded by trees, art and landscape.” The outdoor living spaces were designed to be sculptural art forms to cater to the homeowners love affair with art.
Photos: Courtesy of Matrix Design
Rocky Point South is a stunning hybrid log home that has been designed by Olson-Olson Architects, situated on beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The exterior of this rustic home was crafted through a mix of “cedar logs, poplar bark shingles, grizzly granite veneer, and copper with a combination asphalt shingle and living roof.” The residence offers unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe from the great room, kitchen and two of its bedrooms. Comprised of 8,600 square feet of living space, there are six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathroom and a two car garage. On the lower level, there is a cozy home theater that offers seating for up to twenty four people. Adjacent to this space is a billiard room that comes complete with a wet bar, dual large screen televisions and a shuffleboard table, perfect for entertaining adult family and friends. There is also a built-in climbing wall as well as a playroom to help with keep the kids busy. On the back property of the home, there is a comfortable patio area offering a pizza oven and barbecue, to bring the entertainment outside. On the corner of the property facing the lake is a gas fire pit, nestled in a boulder outcrop. The home has everything you could possibly imagine, including a caretaker’s quarters and an additional home on the property for guests, Cedar Flat.
What do you think of this sensational mountain home? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We have featured plenty of fabulous mountain homes here on 1 Kindesign, in case you missed them, here are a couple of inspiring ones: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Breathtaking rustic mountain home in Big Sky: Ansel Haus.
Photos: Vance Fox
Old Tahoe House is a three-story residence that has been designed to take advantage of its privileged location by Olson-Olson Architects, on the shores of Lake Tahoe, California. The 6,800 square foot modern home displays a charming exterior with poplar bark siding and black locust log trim, railings and fencing. The expansive interior encompasses an open plan main level, showcasing a great room, open kitchen, spacious dining room, sitting area and mudroom. The interiors offer unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe, with a wraparound deck, outdoor fireplace and lakeside lounging next to the shoreline. The lower level offers four guest suites, all featuring lake views, a custom designed cedar sauna, pewter bar, billiard table, games room, home theater, double sided fireplace, and a cozy library with a hidden entrance to a wine and corking room. The upper level is dedicated to the master suite, with a private balcony, sitting area positioned around a fireplace and a luxurious bathroom. The master bath features a solid granite bathtub enveloped by paneled walls of stone and custom his and hers vanities with warming drawers for towels. Additional special features of this residence includes custom designed chandeliers and sconces throughout the interiors which was beautifully completed by Michael Brian Interior Design.
If you are looking for more Lake Tahoe inspiration, we have featured several homes here on 1 Kindesign from the region, have a look: New York loft meets mountain modern living in Lake Tahoe and Modern vacation retreat in the woods near Lake Tahoe.
Photos: Vance Fox
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